PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR HPS308 AT DEAKIN, SEMESTER 2 2013
Balancing biological, psychological, social, and cultural approaches, David Barlow and V. Mark Durand's groundbreaking integrative approach is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. In this Sixth Edition of their proven ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Barlow and Durand successfully blend sophisticated research and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognized method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces that contribute to psychopathology. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogical elements, integrated case studies (95 percent from the authors' own files), video clips of clients, and additional study tools make this text the most complete learning resource available. For instructors, an Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank, and a wide selection of videos are available to use when teaching the course.
1. Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context.
2. An Integrative Approach to Psychopathology.
3. Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis.
4. Research Methods.
5. Anxiety Disorders.
6. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders.
7. Mood Disorders and Suicide.
8. Eating and Sleep Disorders.
9. Physical Disorders and Health Psychology.
10. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders.
11. Substance-Related and Impulse-Control Disorders.
12. Personality Disorders.
13. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders.
14. Developmental Disorders.
15. Cognitive Disorders.
16. Mental Health Services: Legal and Ethical Issues.
New 'On the Spectrum' boxes in every disorder chapter highlight the dimensionality and spectrum of the specific disorders, aiming to follow the direction of the forthcoming DSM-5.
New 'Innovative Approaches' boxes in every disorder chapter provide students with a look at the future of the field, cutting-edge approaches, research, and thoughts on the DSM-5.
New 'Student Learning Outcomes' at the start of each chapter assist instructors in accurately assessing and mapping questions throughout the chapter. The outcomes are mapped to the core APA goals and are integrated throughout the instructor resources and testing program.
Leading the market with cutting-edge research, the new edition includes updated research such as a more robust and updated discussion on the interplay of genetics and environment in Chapter 2. Chapter 5 now includes a description of how a future diagnostic system using dimensional approaches for emotional disorders might work, as well as data supporting a possible new category of separation anxiety disorder in adults. Chapter 8 includes an update on the status of binge eating disorder and the reasons why it will almost certainly be included as a disorder in the DSM-5. In Chapter 14, a great deal of new information on ADHD is presented, such as new information on ADHD prevalence globally, significantly expanded coverage of genetics including the only gene-environment interaction study, and updated material on brain structural differences in children with ADHD.
Every chapter in the Sixth Edition has been carefully revised to reflect the very latest research studies on psychological disorders, with hundreds of new references appearing for the first time.
New to this edition, the Abnormal Psychology Live CD has been revamped and integrated online in the book's website, Abnormal Psychology CourseMate.