Abnormal Psychology - Paperback , EnglishThis fresh and innovative textbook aims at introducing readers to the rapidly evolving science of abnormal psychology by thoroughly integrating DSM-5.
This book offers up-to-date coverage of topics through a multilevel perspective ranging from culture to genetics. This approach helps students to move beyond simple nature/nurture standpoints to new ways of considering psychological disorders based on current interdisciplinary research.
Evolutionary, biological, neurological, psychological, social, sociocultural, and political aspects are explored with an eye toward critical thinking and evaluation. The text’s first-person narratives and case studies help readers understand better the experiences of a person with a psychological disorder while demonstrating the individual’s ability to live a full and productive life.
• Thorough integration of the critical evaluation of the DSM-5.
• Text based on traditional psychological literature as well as current work in cognitive and affective neurosciences, epidemiology, ethology, and genetics.
• Integrated coverage of neuroscience and evidence-based, cutting-edge research.
• Engaging and compassionate first-person narratives and case studies.
• A global LENS feature in every chapter which raises important societal and cultural issues.
• Introduction of National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) for understanding psychopathology.
• Concept Checks throughout each chapter, end-of-chapter review questions, and key terms to help master key concepts.
• Rich and robust companion website with wealth of resources to aid teaching and learning.