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Titel:   Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Reihe:   Prentice Hall
Autor:   David A Holmes
Verlag:   Prentice Hall
Einband:   Softcover
Auflage:   1
Sprache:   Englisch
Seiten:   680
Erschienen:   Juni 2010
ISBN13:   9780131975361
ISBN10:   0-13-197536-6
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Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Description

An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology offers a European perspective and a unique, comprehensive introduction to the field of abnormal psychology.  The book takes an international perspective and considers the impact of cross-cultural issues, beliefs and opinions.  The book explores the nature of psychopathology and its causes, and addresses the psychological studies that have shaped psychopathology.  The book integrates clinical and forensic psychology and the use of case studies throughout the book offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life through personal experience.  Topics and debates covered in the text range from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity and food addiction.  The book is supported by a companion website: www.pearsoned.co.uk/davidholmes

The website includes: Fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences; plus multiple choice tests for each chapter.

An Introduction to Abnormal Psychology is recommended reading for all undergraduate Psychology students that cover abnormal psychology as part of their course, i.e. clinical, forensic, health, mental health, psychiatry, and psychopathology related modules.


Features

·         Case studies offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life, through personal experience

·         Opening vignettes open each chapter with a topical and thought-provoking discussion

·         International perspective puts the spotlight on cross-cultural issues and perspectives

·         Research explores how psychological studies have shaped psychopathology

·         Focus highlights the most interesting debates and examples in more depth, from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity as food addiction

·         Companion website to support the book: www.pearsoned.co.uk/davidholmes

The companion website includes:

·         Fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences

·         Multiple choice test for each chapter

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Table of Contents

Full and detailed Table of Contents

 

Part 1: Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology

 

1. Introduction to Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Overview

Case study

Definitions and Terminology

History of Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Stability and change in Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

The current context of Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Professional roles in Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Chapter Summary

 

2. Critical Issues in Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Overview

Case study

Science versus belief

What is science?

The scientific status of abnormal psychology

A new dark age

Anti-psychiatry and abnormal, clinical & forensic psychology

A critical balance

Chapter summary

 

3. Paradigm approaches to causes and treatments

Overview

Case study

Part 1: Biological approaches

The Neuropsychological approach

The Evolutionary approach

Part 2: Psychological approaches

The Behavioural approach

The Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches

Non-Empirical approaches

Humanistic, Existential and Gestalt approaches.

Part 3: Social and eclectic approaches

Group, Cultural and Family aspects of therapy

Beyond paradigms: diathesis-stress and eclectic approaches

Chapter Summary

 

4. Assessment, Classification and Diagnosis

Overview

Case study

Assessment, diagnosis and formulation

Reliability and validity in diagnosis and assessment

The development of a systematic approach and historical problems

The assessment process

Diagnosis: DSM and ICD systems

The importance of the individual: the formulation

Chapter Summary

 

5. Clinical Research Methods

Overview

Case Study

Approaches to Research

Research Methods

Developing Psychometrically Sound Measures for Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic

Psychology

Research Tools

Using the Internet as a Research and Therapy Tool

Ethical Issues

Chapter Summary

 

Part 2: Clinical and Forensic Psychology

 

6. Clinical Psychology

Overview

Case study

Historical development of Clinical Psychology

What is Contemporary Clinical Psychology?

Clinical Psychology in Practice

How to Become a Clinical Psychologist

International Variations

Chapter Summary

 

7. Forensic Psychology

Overview

Case study

Historical development of Forensic Psychology

What is Forensic Psychology

The Forensic Psychology Practitioner

Other areas related to forensic psychology

How to Become a Forensic Psychologist

Chapter Summary

 

8. Clinical Forensic Psychology

Overview

Case Study

Clinical Forensic Psychology

The Abnormal Offender

Criminal Profiling

Challenging issues in Forensic Psychopathology

Chapter Summary

 

Part 3:  Disorders Beginning Earlier in Life

 

9. Childhood Disorders

Overview

Case study

Development and disorder

Pervasive developmental disorders: The autistic spectrum

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Conduct and oppositional defiant disorder

Other disorders beginning in childhood

Clinical issues in childhood disorders

Forensic implications of childhood disorders

Chapter Summary

 

10. Disorders of Control and Addiction Part I: Eating and Impulse Control Disorders

Overview

Case study

Eating disorders

Impulse control disorders

Compulsive buying and hoarding

Forensic implications

Clinical issues

Chapter Summary

 

11. Disorders of Control and Addiction Part II: Substance Related Disorders

Overview

Case study

Issues in substance related disorders

Classification and categorisation of substance related disorders

Depressants

Stimulants

Hallucinogens

Further issues in the aetiology and treatment of substance related disorders

Clinical Issues

Forensic Issues

Chapter Summary

 

12. Anxiety Disorders

Overview

Case study

General issues in anxiety disorders

Classifications of anxiety disorders

Aetiology of anxiety disorders

Treatment of anxiety disorders

Clinical issues

Forensic issues

Chapter summary

 

13. Sexual Disorders

Overview

Case study

General issues in sexual and gender identity disorders

Classification of sexual disorders

Forensic issues

Clinical issues

Chapter summary

 

14. Personality Disorders

Overview

Case Study

General issues in personality disorders

The odd-eccentric cluster:

The dramatic-emotional cluster:

The anxious-fearful cluster:

Psychopathy and DSPD

Development and management of personality disorders

Forensic issues

Clinical issues

Chapter summary

 

15. Somatoform, Dissociative and Factitious Disorders

Overview

Case study

Background to somatoform and dissociative disorders

Classifications of somatoform disorders

Classifications of dissociative disorders

Clinical issues in somatoform & dissociative disorders

Forensic issues in somatoform & dissociative disorders

Factitious disorders

Chapter summary

 

Part 4:  Disorders of Adulthood and Later Life

 

16. Psychophysiological Disorders

Overview

Case study

Stress

Stress & anxiety influenced medical conditions

Health psychology

Positive psychology

Community health psychology

Forensic health psychology

Clinical issues

Chapter summary

 

17. Mood Disorders

Overview

Case study

Mood states

Mood disorder

Classification of mood disorders

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Suicide & self-harm

Positive by-products of mood disorder

Forensic implications

Clinical issues

Chapter summary

 

18. Schizophrenia

Overview

Case study

Phenomenology of schizophrenia

Sub-grouping of the syndrome

Incidence, onset, course and outcome(s) of schizophrenia

Aetiology of schizophrenia

Treatment & management of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia boundaries and other psychotic disorders

Clinical issues

Forensic implications

Critical evaluation

Chapter Summary

 

19. Neurological and Age-related Disorders

Overview

Case study

Neurological & age related disorders

Management and treatment issues in neurological and age related disorders

Clinical and forensic Issues

Future considerations in abnormal, clinical and forensic psychology: What is ageing and is it necessary?

Chapter Summary

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Back Cover

"The material is well written, engaging and has a pronounced contemporary feel... I can see it being the sole text for my course" John Bogue, NUI, Galway

A brand new comprehensive European introduction to abnormal psychology that uniquely integrates clinical and forensic psychology. It guides you expertly through the spectrum of disorders whilst also exploring historical context, critical issues and psychological paradigms alongside essential practical coverage of research methods, assessment and diagnosis.

Case studies offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life, through personal experience

Opening vignettes open each chapter with a topical and thought-provoking discussion

International perspective puts the spotlight on cross-cultural issues and perspectives

Research explores how psychological studies have shaped psychopathology

Focus highlights the most interesting debates and examples in more depth, from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity as food addiction

Visit the website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/holmes and...

…watch fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences

…take a quick multiple choice test for each chapter

Comments about Holmes, Abnormal, Clinical, and Forensic Psychology

"Well written… it gives a broad overview of clinical psychopathology"

Leonore de Wit, Vrije University Amsterdam

"The author goes beyond what is usually covered in this type of textbook and makes a real effort to present the picture of a disorder in the context of the wider society"

Phil Tyson, University of Gloucestershire

"An authoritative description of some mental disorders with links to applied psychology fields. It is both informative and educative… I found the material interesting and the case studies very appealing"

Jose Prados, University of Leicester

"Clearly written, interesting and engaging"

Val Tuck, Newcastle University

"Overall I am very impressed with the quality of the writing and the content"

Ronan O’Carroll, University of Stirling

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