Category : Psychology
Editor : Psychology Press
ISBN : 9781135430795
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Language : en
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This book presents a clear and in-depth account of abnormal psychology. It focuses on both clinical descriptions, using illustrative case studies at the beginning of each section, and on the implications of the major theoretical perspectives and relevant empirical evidence for clinical treatment. It provides a very readable and up-to-date review of topics including childhood behaviour disorders, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders and models of abnormal behaviour. Alan Carr illustrates a scientific approach to the understanding of these aspects of abnormal psychology. Both the content and style of this book will help students understand a complex area of psychology.

Category : Psychology
Editor : Wiley Global Education
ISBN : 9781119362357
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Language : en
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Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders consists of a balance and blending of research and clinical application, the use of paradigms as an organizing principle, and involving the learner in the kinds of real-world problem solving engaged in by clinicians and scientists. Students learn that psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives and that these varying perspectives provide the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments.

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Editor : Worth Publishers
ISBN : 1319190723
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Language : en
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Category : Psychology
Editor : Elsevier
ISBN : 0080867200
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Language : en
Views : 413
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As indicated by its title A History of Great Ideas in Abnormal Psychology, this book is not just concerned with the chronology of events or with biographical details of great psychiatrists and psychopathologists. It has as its main interest, a study of the ideas underlying theories about mental illness and mental health in the Western world. These are studied according to their historical development from ancient times to the twentieth century. The book discusses the history of ideas about the nature of mental illness, its causation, its treatment and also social attitudes towards mental illness. The conceptions of mental illness are discussed in the context of philosophical ideas about the human mind and the medical theories prevailing in different periods of history. Certain perennial controversies are presented such as those between the psychological and organic approaches to the treatment of mental illness, and those between the focus on disease entities (nosology) versus the focus on individual personalities. The beliefs of primitive societies are discussed, and the development of early scientific ideas about mental illness in Greek and Roman times. The study continues through the medieval age to the Renaissance. More emphasis is then placed on the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, the enlightenment of the eighteenth, and the emergence of modern psychological and psychiatric ideas concerning psychopathology in the twentieth century.

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ISBN : 1641760575
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Language : en
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Editor : Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN : 812070732X
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Language : en
Views : 284
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This work provides a workable base for the understanding of basic concepts of abnormal behaviour and abnormal psychology. Starting with the concept, nature and background of abnormal behaviour and abnormal psychology, it takes up the types of abnormalities and disorders of human behaviour and suggests possible treatment by combining physical as well as socio-psychological therapeutic measures. Written in a simple but well organised style, it will prove useful not only to students of abnormal psychology and mental health of the graduate and post-graduate courses, but also to parents and teachers in understanding and improving their own mental health as well as that of people whose welfare is entrusted to them.

Category : Psychology
Editor : SAGE
ISBN : 9781446291405
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 480
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Understanding Abnormal Psychology provides a thorough understanding of abnormal psychology with a focus on the integration of psychology, biology and health. It goes beyond a descriptive overview of clinical disorders to provide a critical appreciation of the multifaceted aspects of mental illness. Each disorder is clearly and succinctly explained with the support of case studies. These examples are then used to introduce the debates surrounding current research, the biology of abnormal disorders and standards of treatment. The bridge between the biological elements of brain functioning and the psychological mechanisms that are responsible for coping and adjustment is thoroughly explored. This valuable consideration of the range of elements involved in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders will provide you with a broad and critical understanding of this complex and fascinating field. Visit the companion website at www.sagepub.co.uk/ramsden with a number of useful features for students, including a flipcard glossary of key terms from the textbook and a test bank of interactive self-assessment multiple-choice questions.

Category : Psychology
Editor : APA Books
ISBN : 1433820218
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 247
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Each year, tens of thousands of students across the country enroll in abnormal psychology courses. The majority of these students are taught that mental illnesses are genetically-determined malfunctions in the brain, that the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 is the primary means of diagnosis and assessment, and that psychotropic medications and cognitive-behavioral interventions are the only scientifically appropriate tools for symptom management.In this warm and deeply personal text, author Ronald B. Miller offers students a different approach. Starting with his own professional and personal search for meaning as a young scholar, Miller guides readers through a historical tour of alternative conceptualizations and treatments for psychological problems. Across a comprehensive range of mental illnesses, including developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and schizophrenia, he reviews theoretical bases, methods of diagnosis and assessment, and treatments that have long produced successful outcomes, yet have too often been denigrated or ignored by proponents of the dominant approaches to mental health care.A much-needed critical examination of reigning orthodoxies, such as our tendency to pathologize psychological difficulties and to downplay or ignore subjective experiences of human suffering, this text offers a pragmatic and compassionate approach that can revolutionize readers' understanding of abnormal psychology.

Category : Psychology
Editor : Wiley
ISBN : 1118129121
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 656
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This text is an unbound, binder-ready edition. For nearly four decades, Abnormal Psychology has been a trusted resource for instructors and students. Known for its comprehensive coverage of current research, theory and treatment, Abnormal Psychology has long been praised for its multiple paradigm approach and coverage of cutting-edge research and theory which are central to the discipline. The 12th Edition boasts a number of updated references throughout the text, with new clinical cases and figures. New material on culture and ethnicity and how it impacts the study of psychopathology and intervention.

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ISBN : 0673788008
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Language : en
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