Abnormal Psychology (2nd Edition) by James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

By James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

ISBN: 047007387X
ISBN-13: 9780470073872
eISBN: 1118311485
eISBN-13: 9781118311486

Hansell & Damour's irregular Psychology, 2e will empower your scholars with the severe considering abilities to raised aspect, classify, clarify and eventually larger comprehend irregular behavior.

Written by way of practising clinicians and that includes a streamlined desk of contents, irregular Psychology, 2e bargains a brand new, leading edge process that encourages the serious pondering abilities so as to aid scholars see the "forest for the trees." via putting the DSM-IV in a bigger context utilizing a wide selection of examples, events and purposes, scholars greater comprehend and contextualize the varied psychological health problems mentioned within the path. This contains a new sequence of severe considering questions tied to the "core concepts" framework of the textual content. also there are 15 new "visual essays" that spotlight crucial organic principals, each one is designed to assist scholars make the relationship among biology and psychological ailment.

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Mrs. ) not to expect affection from others. Despite these obstacles, Charlotte managed to pursue higher education—no small feat for a woman in her day—and to become an art teacher, governess, and poet as a young adult. Charlotte Perkins Gilman Gilman’s fascinating life is recounted in her autobiography, The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and in several biographies. ©Corbis 8 CHAPTER ONE ■ Defining Abnormality: What Is Psychopathology? S. Weir Mitchell Dr. Mitchell prescribed the “rest cure” for Charlotte Perkins Gilman and many other patients, but changed his mind about the rest cure after reading The Yellow Wallpaper.

Second, the context in which abnormality occurs can help us to understand and explain it. As we will see, the fact that Charlotte’s trouble began after childbirth points to some of the psychological and biological causes of her symptoms. Third, abnormal behavior is profoundly influenced by demographic context categories such as gender, age, class, and culture. For example, Yosef’s problems (inattention and impulsivity) are far more common among boys than girls, whereas Megan’s problem (excessive weight loss) occurs much more frequently in women than in men.

Imagine, for instance, that Charlotte’s doctor only considered her family situation and neglected to consider the biological components of her depression. Such a narrow approach would compromise the understanding and treatment of her disorder. In Chapter 2, we will review all of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of abnormal psychology and discuss how modern clinicians are combining and integrating these perspectives to explain and treat mental disorders. 7 Reductionism Explaining a disorder or other complex phenomenon using only a single idea or perspective.

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