Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders, 14th Edition

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Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders, 14th Edition

By Ann M. Kring and Sheri L. Johnson

Abnormal Psychology blends traditional content with interactive and multimedia content and online tools and resources to provide a contemporary, appealing learning experience. This program offers the flexibility to implement any course format—whether it be face-to-face, a hybrid/blended learning environment, or an online class. Students learn that psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives and that these varying perspectives provide the clearest account of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments.

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Animations and interactives engage students

Animations and interactive illustrations bring the topics to life in engaging ways and provide students with explanations and examples of some of the most challenging concepts in abnormal psychology.

Students can check their comprehension at the point of learning

Practice and review is easier for students with new Check Your Knowledge questions in Read, Study, and Practice. The questions are auto-gradable, allowing students to interact with the material as they read.

Updated videos and follow-up questions enhance the learning experience

The Case Study Videos have been updated to reflect DSM-5 and have a consistent, more modern look. The questions that accompany the ScienCentral Videos have been updated for clarity and improved pedagogy..

    Features Include

  • Context, Paradigms, and the DSM-5: Sections 1-4 place the field in historical context, present the concept of paradigms in science, describe the major paradigms in psychopathology, describe and discuss the validity and reliability of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), provide an overview of major approaches and techniques in clinical assessment, and then describe the major research methods of the field.
  • Disorders and Treatment: Specific psychological disorders and their treatments are discussed in Sections 5-15. Three major perspectives or paradigms are covered: genetic, neuroscience, and cognitive behavioural. There is also an emphasis on the importance of factors that are important to all paradigms: emotion, gender, culture, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
  • Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: Considerable material on culture, race, and ethnicity in the study of causes and treatment of psychological disorders is included. Section 2 includes a separate module that emphasizes the importance of culture, race, and ethnicity in all paradigms. The Diagnosis and Assessment (Section 3) covers cultural bias in assessment and ways to guard against this selectivity in perception. Sections 5-7 include information on how culture affects anxiety and depression.
  • NEW Sharpened Focus: Discarding reviews of now outdated theories that lack solid empirical support, this course focuses on the most exciting and accepted current theories, research, and treatments.
  • NEW and Updated References, Figures, and Clinical Cases: Hundreds (over 800) of updated references are provided. New figures and tables carefully illustrate various concepts, and several new Clinical Cases illustrate the ways in which real people experience psychological disorders.
  • NEW Pedagogy: Pedagogy has been added based on feedback from students and professors. New Focus on Discovery boxes showcase cutting-edge research on particular topics, and new and modified Check Your Knowledge questions let students do a quick check to verify they are learning and integrating the material. Drawing on evidence for the importance of generative thinking for learning, many of the questions are now open-ended.
  • NEW Photos and Well-Known Faces Illustrate Real-World Examples: New photos provide students with additional real-world examples and applications of psychopathology, including examples of some highly successful and well-known people who have come forward to discuss their own psychological disorders.

ANN M. KRING is professor and chair of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. She received her B.S. from Ball State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her internship in clinical psychology was completed at Bellevue Hospital and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, both in New York. From 1991 to 1998, she taught at Vanderbilt University. She joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1999 and served two terms as Director of the Clinical Science Program and Psychology Clinic. She received a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley in 2008. She is on the editorial boards of Schizophrenia Bulletin, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and she is a former associate editor for Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, and Applied & Preventive Psychology. She was elected president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology and president of the Society for Affective Science.

She was awarded a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) in 1997 and the Joseph Zubin Memorial Fund Award in 2006 in recognition of her research in schizophrenia. In 2005, she was named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Her research has been supported by grants from the Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Research Program, NARSAD, and the National Institute of Mental Health. She is a co-editor (with Denise Sloan) of Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology (Guilford Press) and co-author (with Janelle Caponigro, Erica Lee, and Sheri Johnson) of Bipolar Disorder for the Newly Diagnosed (New Harbinger Press). She is also the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters. Her current research focus is on emotion and psychopathology with a specific interest in the emotional features of schizophrenia, negative symptoms in schizophrenia, and the linkage between cognition and emotion in schizophrenia.

SHERI L. JOHNSON is professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, where she directs the Cal Mania (CALM) Program. She received her B.A. from Salem College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and she was a clinical assistant professor at Brown from 1993 to 1995. From 1995 to 2008, she taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, where she was recognized three times with the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. In 1993, she received a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression. She is a consulting editor for Clinical Psychological Science and Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and she serves on editorial boards for six journals. She has served as the president for the Society for Research in Psychopathology and is a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Association for Psychological Science.

For the past 25 years, her work has focused on understanding the factors that predict the course of mania and depression. She uses social, psychological, and neurobiological paradigms to understand these processes. Her work has been funded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Mental Health. She has published over 200 articles and book chapters, and her findings have been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. She is co-editor or co-author of several books, including Psychological Treatment of Bipolar Disorder (Guilford Press), Bipolar Disorder for the Newly Diagnosed (New Harbinger Press), Bipolar Disorder: Advances in Psychotherapy Evidence-Based Practice (Hogrefe Publishing), and Emotion and Psychopathology (American Psychological Association).

  1. Introduction and Historical Overview
  2. Current Paradigms in Psychopathology
  3. Diagnosis and Assessment
  4. Research Methods in Psychopathology
  5. Mood Disorders
  6. Anxiety Disorders
  7. Obsessive-Compulsive-Related and Trauma-Related Disorders
  8. Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders
  9. Schizophrenia
  10. Substance Use Disorders
  11. Eating Disorders
  12. Sexual Disorders
  13. Disorders of Childhood
  14. Late Life and Neurocognitive Disorders
  15. Personality Disorders
  16. Legal and Ethical Issues

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