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Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders, 13th Edition

Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders, 13th Edition

Ann M. Kring, Sheri L. Johnson, Gerald C. Davison, John M. Neale

ISBN: 978-1-119-37879-2

Feb 2017

640 pages

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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, this text has long been praised for its multiple paradigm approach and coverage of cutting-edge research and theory which are central to the discipline.

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Chapter 1 Introduction and Historical Overview

Defining Psychological Disorder

History of Psychopathology

The Evolution of Contemporary Thought

Have We Learned from History?

The Mental Health Professions


Chapter 2 Current Paradigms in Psychopathology

The Genetic Paradigm

The Neuroscience Paradigm

The Cognitive Behavioral Paradigm

Factors That Cut Across the Paradigms

Diathesis–Stress: An Integrative Paradigm


Chapter 3 Diagnosis and Assessment

Cornerstones of Diagnosis and Assessment

Classification and Diagnosis

Psychological Assessment

Neurobiological Assessment

Cultural and Ethnic Diversity and Assessment


Chapter 4 Research Methods in Psychopathology

Science and Scientific Methods

Approaches to Research on Psychopathology

The Experiment

Integrating the Findings of Multiple Studies


Chapter 5 Mood Disorders

Clinical Descriptions and Epidemiology of Mood Disorders

Etiology of Mood Disorders

Treatment of Mood Disorders



Chapter 6 Anxiety Disorders

Clinical Descriptions of the Anxiety Disorders

Gender and Cultural Factors in the Anxiety Disorders

Common Risk Factors Across the Anxiety Disorders

Etiology of Specific Anxiety Disorders

Treatments of the Anxiety Disorders


Chapter 7 Obsessive-Compulsive-Related and Trauma-Related Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder


Chapter 8 Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders


Chapter 9 Schizophrenia

Clinical Descriptions of Schizophrenia

Etiology of Schizophrenia

Treatment of Schizophrenia


Chapter 10 Substance Use Disorders

Clinical Descriptions, Prevalence, and Effects of Substance Use Disorders

Etiology of Substance Use Disorders

Prevention of Substance Use Disorders


Chapter 11 Eating Disorders

Clinical Descriptions of Eating Disorders

Etiology of Eating Disorders

Treatment of Eating Disorders


Chapter 12 Sexual Disorders

Sexual Norms and Behavior

Sexual Dysfunctions

The Paraphilic Disorders


Chapter 13 Disorders of Childhood

Classification and Diagnosis of Childhood Disorders

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Specific Learning Disorder

Intellectual Disability

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Chapter 14 Late Life and Neurocognitive Disorders

Aging: Issues and Methods

Psychological Disorders in Late Life

Neurocognitive Disorders in Late Life


Chapter 15 Personality Disorders

The DSM-5 Approach to Classification

Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders

Common Risk Factors Across the Personality Disorders

Clinical Description and Etiology of the Odd/Eccentric Cluster

Clinical Description and Etiology of the Dramatic/Erratic Cluster

Clinical Description and Etiology of the Anxious/Fearful Cluster

Treatment of Personality Disorders


Chapter 16 Legal and Ethical Issues

Criminal Commitment

Civil Commitment

Ethical Dilemmas in Therapy and Research




Name Index

Subject Index

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  • New figures have been included to carefully illustrate the genetics and brain networks involved in different disorders.
  • In addition to multiple new 'Clinical Case' boxes, new 'Focus on Discovery' boxes have been added in order to illustrate what the different disorders look like in the context of real people’s lives as well as to showcase cutting edge research on particular topics.
  • New 'Check Your Knowledge' questions have been modified and added in nearly all chapters so that students can do a quick check to see if they are learning and integrating the material.
  • Balanced coverage throughout, with a blend of research with clinical applications.
  • Comprehensive coverage of current research, theories and applications.
  • Takes a problem-solving approach, by presenting students with the investigative process used by practicing clinicians and scientists.
  • Employs a Multiple Paradigm Approach that shows how psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives, or paradigms when suggesting treatment options.
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