Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert G. Meyer / Christopher M. Weaver  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292027951
ISBN
1292027959
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Contemporary Cases for Students

 

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior brings the field of abnormal psychology to life with its rare combination of readability, humor, and strong scholarship.

 

This rich collection of case studies integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues. To enable students to more fully understand the nature of the disorder, each case contains the full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations. Significant family and social history data are also presented in order to give students a clear picture of how specific behavior patterns were generated and maintained.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Improve Critical Thinking — Quotes and anecdotes stimulate critical thinking and can be used by instructors to jumpstart classroom discussion.
  • Engage Students — A wide range of highly recognizable and interesting case studies help students see the real-life relevance of psychological disorders.
  • Explore Research — The most up-to-date DSM-IV-TR materials are incorporated into the text; all major DSM disorders are covered.
  • Support Instructors - Package with any Pearson Abnormal Psychology book for $5

Features

CONTEMPORARY CASES FOR STUDENTS

  • The classification of abnormal behavior is changing. Revisions are in the works for the official method for classifying psychological disorders, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual or DSM. The fifth version of this classification system or DSM-V is scheduled to be released in the coming years. This book covers all the current major DSM disorders and incorporates changes from DSM-TR-IV as well as recently published material and recent cases.
  • The text includes a rich collection of case studies that integrates contemporary and recognizable classic cases to illustrate a wide range of clinical and legal issues. Historically important cases are also incorporated to provide historical background of the field in an applied manner.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Liberal use of quotes and anecdotes stimulates critical thinking and provides many points for class discussion.
  • Writing resources on MySearchLab - Step by step tutorials present complete overviews of the research and writing process.
  • Research and Citing Sources on MySearchLab - Instructors and students receive access to the EBSCO ContentSelect database, census data from Social Explorer, Associated Press news feeds, and the Pearson bookshelf. Pearson SourceCheck helps students and instructors monitor originality and avoid plagiarism.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Highly recognizable and interesting cases such as Princess Diana, Seung-Hui Cho, Brooke Shields, Christina Ricci, Marilyn Monroe, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Muhammed Ali, and Elvis Presley make the book accessible and interesting for students and demonstrate the real-life relevance of psychological disorders.
  • Numerous new cases Brooke Shields (Post-Partum Depression);  Seung-Hui Cho (School Shooters);  Marilyn Monroe (Female Psychosexual Dysfunction);  Muhammed Ali (Pseudo-Parkinson’s Disease); Christina Ricci (Anorexia Nervosa);  Alfred Kinsey (Sexual Deviation); Albert Einstein (possible Dyslexia/Learning Disorder)
  • Increased material reflecting cultural diversity

EXPLORE RESEARCH

  • Historically important cases such as Anna O., Daniel Paul Schreber, Sigmund Freud (nicotine addiction), Erik Erikson (Identity Disorder), and Little Hans, Albert, and Peter provide historical background of the field in an applied manner.
  • The inclusion of cases with a legal-forensic focus such as Cho, Jeffrey Dahmer, the Unabomber, John Hinckley, and Ted Bundy provide background in the high-interest intersection of psychology and law, forensic psychology, or criminal psychology.
  • The book covers all the major DSM disorders and incorporates changes from DSM-TR-IV as well as recently published material and recent cases.
  • A chapter on Positive Mental Health—not found in most other texts in this area—offers a good counterpart to the surrounding disorder-specific chapters.

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Package with any Pearson Abnormal Psychology book for just $5.00

New to this Edition

Overview of Changes

 

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Writing resources on MySearchLab - Step by step tutorials present complete overviews of the research and writing process.
  • Research and Citing Sources on MySearchLab - Instructors and students receive access to the EBSCO ContentSelect database, census data from Social Explorer, Associated Press news feeds, and the Pearson bookshelf. Pearson SourceCheck helps students and instructors monitor originality and avoid plagiarism.

EXPLORE RESEARCH

  • Continued updating of material and further integration of DSM-IV-TR into the text.
  • Research and Citing Sources on MySearchLab - Instructors and students receive access to the EBSCO ContentSelect database, census data from Social Explorer, Associated Press news feeds, and the Pearson bookshelf. Pearson SourceCheck helps students and instructors monitor originality and avoid plagiarism.

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Create a Custom Text - For enrollments of at least 25, create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence you want.  To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. You may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create your ideal text—publishing your own original content or mixing and matching Pearson content. Contact your Pearson Publisher’s Representative to get started.

Table of Contents

 

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF
2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Concepts of Abnormality
Chapter 2: Theories and Techniques
Chapter 3: The Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 4: The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders
Chapter 5: The Somatoform Disorders
Chapter 6: The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders
Chapter 7: The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide
Chapter 8: The Psychosexual Disorders
Chapter 9: The Substance Use Disorders
Chapter 10: The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Chapter 11: The Personality Disorders
Chapter 12: Disorders of Impulse Control
Chapter 13: Disorders with Violence
Chapter 14: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 15: Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation
Chapter 16: Legal Issues and Psychological Practice
Chapter 17: Postscript: Positive Mental Health

 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Preface
Introduction and Major Historical Developments

 

Chapter 1: Concepts of Abnormality
The DSMs
Rates of Mental Disorders
A Presumably Normal Person Potentially Viewed as Pathological
 
Chapter 2: Theories and Techniques
Multiple Theoretical Views on Moderate Anxiety, Depression, and Simple Phobias
The Various Mental Health Professionals
An Overall Perspective on Treatment Change
 
Chapter 3: The Anxiety Disorders
The Three Little Boys: Hans, Albert, and Peter
Agoraphobia
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
 
Chapter 4: The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders
Multiple Personality Disorder
Sleep Disorders
 
Chapter 5: The Somatoform Disorders
Somatoform Disorders Subcategories
Pain Disorder
 
Chapter 6: The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders
Undifferentiated Schizophrenia
Paranoid Schizophrenia
 
Chapter 7: The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide
Major Depressive Disorder Associated with a Suicide Attempt
Post-Partum Depression
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Psychosis)
 
Chapter 8: The Psychosexual Disorders
Sexual Addiction
Paraphilias
Pedophilias
Megan’s Law
Sexual Predator Legislation
Transvestism
Gender Identity Disorder
Sexual Dysfunctions (Impotence)
Female Psychosexual Dysfunction
 
Chapter 9: The Substance Use Disorders
Alcohol Dependence and Abuse
Prescription Drug Abuse
Polysubstance Dependence
Nicotine Dependence
 
Chapter 10: The Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
 
Chapter 11: The Personality Disorders
Personality Types and Their Potential Disorders
The Histrionic Personality Disorder
The Antisocial Personality Disorder
The Schizoid Personality Disorder
Malignant Narcissism
 
Chapter 12: Disorders of Impulse Control
Pathological Gambling
Kleptomania

 

Chapter 13: Disorders with Violence
Causes of Violence
The Serial Killer
The Death Penalty
Family Violence: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children and Spouse Abuse
 
Chapter 14: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Development Language Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Autistic Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder Associated with School Refusal
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
School Violence
Identity Development Crisis or Disorder
 
Chapter 15: Organic Mental Disorders and Mental Retardation
Recovery of Functions Following Removal of Dominant Brain Hemisphere
Parkinson’s Disease and Pseudo-Parkinson’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Mental Retardation
 
Chapter 16: Legal Issues and Psychological Practice
Malingering, Factitious Disorder, or True Disorder?
Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, and Dangerousness, and a Case of Borderline Personality Disorder
 
Chapter 17: Postscript: Positive Mental Health
 
References
Index