Abnormal Psychology 11th Edition: A Comprehensive and Engaging Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Abnormal psychology is the study of human behavior that deviates from the norms of society. It examines the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. Abnormal psychology also explores the impact of these disorders on individuals, families, and communities.
The 11th edition of Abnormal Psychology by Ronald J. Comer and Jonathan S. Comer is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to this fascinating field. It covers the latest research and theories in abnormal psychology, as well as the real human stories behind the disorders. The book features:
- A balanced and integrative approach that incorporates biological, psychological, social, and cultural perspectives on abnormality.
- A focus on clinical practice that shows how assessment, diagnosis, and treatment are applied in real-world settings.
- A wealth of pedagogical tools that help students learn and retain key concepts and skills.
- An online learning platform that includes interactive activities, videos, quizzes, and more.
Abnormal Psychology 11th Edition is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology. It is also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the nature and diversity of psychological disorders.
The 11th edition of Abnormal Psychology is organized into four parts, each covering a major area of abnormal psychology.
Part One: Abnormal Psychology in Science and Clinical Practice
This part introduces the basic concepts and methods of abnormal psychology. It covers the history, definitions, models, and approaches of the field, as well as the clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders. It also discusses the ethical and legal issues involved in abnormal psychology.
Part Two: Problems of Anxiety and Mood
This part examines the most common types of psychological disorders: anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and related disorders; disorders of trauma and stress; depressive and bipolar disorders; and suicide. It explores the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these disorders, as well as their personal and social consequences.
Part Three: Problems of the Mind and Body
This part explores the psychological disorders that affect the mind and body in various ways. It covers somatic symptom and related disorders; dissociative disorders; eating disorders; substance use and addictive disorders; sexual dysfunctions, gender dysphoria, and paraphilic disorders; personality disorders; schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders; neurocognitive disorders; and neurodevelopmental disorders. It also discusses the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that influence these disorders.
Part Four: Life-Span Problems
This part focuses on the psychological disorders that emerge or change across the life span. It covers childhood anxiety disorders; childhood depressive and bipolar disorders; conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; autism spectrum disorder; intellectual disability; geropsychology; and mental health issues among diverse populations.