Titel: Abnormal Psychology
Autor/en: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
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McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
1. November 2010 - kartoniert - 736 Seiten
Authored by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, this text blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders. Capturing the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives, Abnormal Psychology imparts a true enthusiasm for and appreciation of scientific investigation. The author's scientific and caring approach, combined with strong study tools, has won accolades from instructors and students alike. This text includes Faces Interactive Case Studies, which link information about disorders covered in the text to Face Interactive Online, integrating the audio visual resources to the written text. The text continues to place great emphasis on an integrated approach to abnormal psychology, on making biological information clear to students, and on providing a strong focus on empirical research and diversity.
About the Author Preface1. Looking at AbnormalityDefining AbnormalityHistorical Perspectives on AbnormalityThe Emergence of Modern PerspectivesModern Mental-Health CareChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms2. Theories and Treatment of AbnormalityBiological ApproachesPsychological ApproachesSociocultural ApproachesPrevention ProgramsCommon Elements in Effective TreatmentsChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms3. Assessing and Diagnosing AbnormalityAssessment ToolsChallenges in AssessmentDiagnosisDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)Chapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms4. The Research EndeavorThe Scientific MethodDefining the Problem and Stating a HypothesisChoosing and Implementing a MethodCase StudiesCorrelational StudiesEpidemiological StudiesExperimental StudiesGenetic StudiesCross-Cultural ResearchMeta-AnalysisChapter Integration Chapter SummaryKey Terms5. Anxiety DisordersPosttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress DisorderPanic Disorder and AgoraphobiaSpecific Phobias and Social PhobiaGeneralized Anxiety DisorderObsessive-Compulsive DisorderChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms6. Somatoform and Dissociative DisordersSomatoform DisordersDissociative Disorders Chapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms7. Mood Disorders and SuicideCharacteristics of Unipolar DepressionTheories of Unipolar DepressionTheories of Bipolar DisorderTreatment of Mood DisordersSuicideChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms8. SchizophreniaSymptoms, Diagnosis, and CourseBiological TheoriesPsychosocial PerspectivesTreatmentsChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms9. Personality DisordersOdd-Eccentric Personality DisordersDramatic-Emotional Personality DisordersAnxious-Fearful Personality DisordersProblems with the DSM-IV-TR Personality DisordersRevisiting Dimensional Models of Personality DisordersChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms10. Childhood DisordersBehavior DisordersSeparation Anxiety DisorderElimination DisordersDisorders of Cognitive, Motor, and Communication SkillsCauses and Treatments of Disorders of Cognitive, Motor, and Communication Skills Mental RetardationPervasive Developmental DisordersChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms11. Cognitive Disorders and LifeSpan Issues (including Delirium and Dementia)DementiaDeliriumAmnesiaMental Disorders in Later LifeChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms12. Eating DisordersCharacteristics of Eating DisordersUnderstanding Eating DisordersTreatments for Eating Disorders Chapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms13. Sexual DisordersSexual Dysfunctions ParaphiliasGender Identity DisorderChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms14. Substance-Related DisordersDefining Substance-Related DisordersDepressants Stimulants Opioids Hallucinogens and PCP CannabisOther Drugs of AbuseTheories of Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence Treatments for Substance-Related Disorders Impulse-Control DisordersChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms15. Health PsychologyPsychological Factors and HealthPsychological Factors in Specific DiseasesInterventions to Improve Health-Related BehaviorsSleep and HealthChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey Terms16. Mental Health and the LawCivil CommitmentPatients' Rights Competence to Stand TrialThe Insanity DefenseMental Health Care in the Justice SystemChapter IntegrationChapter SummaryKey TermsGlossaryReferencesCreditsName IndexSubject Index
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (19592013) In January 2013 we lost our esteemed author and friend, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. Susan was a renowned scholar, teacher, mentor, and academic leader. She was recognized internationally for her work on how people regulate their feelings and emotions and how particular patterns of thinking can make people vulnerable to and recover slowly from emotional problems, especially depression. Her research shaped the fields perspective on depression in women and girls, and countless empirical studies and theoretical contributions followed as she developed her groundbreaking theory of rumination and depression. In her words: My career has focused on two parallel goals. The first is to use empirical methods to address important social and mental health problems (depression, rumination, womens mental health). The second goal is to disseminate psychological science. I also believe in taking science to the public, through my textbook on Abnormal Psychology and books for the general public on womens mental health. Susan taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Yale University.Susans work focused on depression, mood-regulation, and gender, for which she was recognized and received the David Shakow Early Career Award from Division 12, the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of American Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, a Research Career Award, and multiple grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition, she was the founding editor of the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, now the most highly cited journal in the field of clinical psychology. In addition to being an accomplished professor, scholar, teacher, and writer, Susan was a loving and devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and mentor. Susan touched and inspired the lives of many people both professionally and personally, and she will be dearly missed.