Cengage Advantage Books: Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach, 1st Edition

  • Christopher Kearney University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Timothy Trull University of Missouri, Columbia
  • ISBN-10: 1111344418
  • ISBN-13: 9781111344412
  • 608 Pages Loose Leaf 
  • © 2012 | Published
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Chris Kearney and Tim Trull's ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior can be viewed along a continuum. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view—which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical definition, assessment, and treatment—the text’s goal is to foster personal relevance for students and encourage them to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. The book also gives students a comprehensive understanding of the features and epidemiologies, risk factors and prevention, assessment and treatment, and long term prognosis and associated stigma of mental disorders.


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  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH covers the main disorders' features, available assessment tools, and treatments. In addition, it helps students see clients of mental health services as real people who have varying risk factors, and who fall in different places on a behavioral continuum for each disorder.
  • There are two unique chapters in the text: one on risk factors and prevention (Chapter 3), and one that discusses both careers for students in the mental health profession and how to become a client of those services (Chapter 15, "Consumer Guide to Abnormal Psychology").
  • Each disorder chapter contains at least one continuum that shows the varying degrees of a disorder and how it can be illustrated through a common situation. For example, the Anxiety Disorder continuum shows the levels of worry, anxiety, and fear--from normal to severe--experienced by a person interviewing for a new job.
  • Personal Narratives give first-hand accounts of an individual living with a psychological disorder, the family or friends affected by those living with a disorder, or the professionals who try to help. The text aims to put a human face on the disorders, showing students that real people deal with psychological disorders, and that a disorder can best be treated by assessing each individual in a holistic fashion.
  • Additional features such as Case Studies with corresponding What Do You Think? questions, DSM-IV-TR tables, Interim Summaries, and Review Questions all help students remember, understand, and apply the material.
  • New to the Wadsworth Video Library, the Encounters Video Series provides holistic, three-dimensional portraits of individuals dealing with psychological disorders, showing clients living their daily lives, interacting at home and work, and displaying--rather than just describing--their symptoms. Professionals representing behavioral, cognitive, and psychoanalytic perspectives describe their views on the etiology and treatment of each disorder, helping students learn about disorders as well as about contrasting approaches to pathology. The videos are accessible via Psychology CourseMate.

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Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Abnormal Psychology and Life: An Overview.
2. Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology.
3. Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders.
4. Diagnosis, Assessment, and Study of Mental Disorders.
5. Anxiety Disorders.
6. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders.
7. Mood Disorders and Suicide.
8. Eating Disorders.
9. Substance Related Disorders.
10. Personality Disorders.
11. Sexual Disorders and Dysfunctions and Gender Identity Disorder.
12. Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders.
13. Developmental and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
14. Cognitive Disorders.
15. Consumer Guide to Abnormal Psychology.
Appendix: Stress Related Problems.
Glossary.
References.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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Chris Kearney and Tim Trull's ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides you with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first and the disorder second. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior--rather than being either present or absent--exists in everyone to some degree on a continuum from normal to pathological. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view--which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical assessment, pervention, definition, and treatment--the text's goal is to encourage you to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. With its emphasis on assessment and treatment as well as prevention, the book gives you the tools necessary to understand the precursors of abnormal behavior, overcome the stigma associated with it, and identify the real people classified as exhibiting it.

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Casebook in Abnormal Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0495604380 | ISBN-13: 9780495604389)

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This casebook illustrates the rich and arresting nature of disorders that first manifest themselves in childhood while also showing how a child's developmental patterns shape the expression of each disorder. Each complex case demonstrates how each disorder is expressed--from presentation through diagnosis and treatment--in an effective way. Throughout the book, the author explores the DSM-IV-TR criteria and demonstrates the interaction between developmental and environmental influences for each disorder.

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Interactive eBook  (ISBN-10: 1111725209 | ISBN-13: 9781111725204)

Chris Kearney and Tim Trull's ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides you with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first and the disorder second. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior--rather than being either present or absent--exists in everyone to some degree on a continuum from normal to pathological. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view--which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical assessment, pervention, definition, and treatment--the text's goal is to encourage you to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. With its emphasis on assessment and treatment as well as prevention, the book gives you the tools necessary to understand the precursors of abnormal behavior, overcome the stigma associated with it, and identify the real people classified as exhibiting it.

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Casebook in Abnormal Psychology  (ISBN-10: 0495604380 | ISBN-13: 9780495604389)

See disorders in real life with CASEBOOK IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY! Using authentic cases illustrating every major DSM-IV category, this psychology text portrays the nature of disorders manifested in real people. Each case is followed by a therapy outcome section telling you the rest of the client's treatment story. Three complex cases are included without a diagnosis, so you can develop your own.

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Casebook in Child Behavior Disorders  (ISBN-10: 0495604410 | ISBN-13: 9780495604419)

This casebook illustrates the rich and arresting nature of disorders that first manifest themselves in childhood while also showing you how a child's developmental patterns shape the expression of each disorder. Each complex case demonstrates how each disorder is expressed--from presentation through diagnosis and treatment--in an effective way. Throughout the book, the author explores the DSM-IV-TR criteria and demonstrates the interaction between developmental and environmental influences for each disorder.

List Price = $116.95  | CengageBrain Price = $93.49  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.50


Meet the Author

About the Author

Christopher Kearney

Christopher A. Kearney is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Kearney's research interests include school refusal behavior, selective mutism, post-traumatic stress disorder in maltreated youth, perfectionism, and other anxiety-related conditions in children and adolescents as well as issues of quality of life in persons with severe handicaps. The author of several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles on these topics, Dr. Kearney also conducts workshops for school districts and mental health and other agencies regarding school refusal behavior and selective mutism. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12; Clinical Psychology), he is a recipient of the William Morris Award for Scholarship, the Barrick Scholar Award, the Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, and the Academic Advisor Award-Graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Kearney received his B.A. in psychology and sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center before moving to Las Vegas.

Timothy Trull

Timothy J. Trull, Ph.D., is professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri. Dr. Trull received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and completed his internship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. His research interests are in the areas of diagnosis and classification of mental disorders; borderline personality disorder; substance use disorders; clinical assessment; professional issues in clinical psychology; and ambulatory assessment methods. Dr. Trull has received several awards and honors for his teaching and mentoring, including Psi Chi Professor of the Year, the Robert S. Daniels Junior Faculty Teaching Award, and most recently the MU Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. He enjoys teaching Abnormal Psychology and Introduction to Clinical Psychology; his textbook, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Wadsworth) is used in classes across the U.S. and internationally. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Trull continues to train future clinical psychologists in the assessment, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorders.

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