Abnormal Psychology with MyPsychLab, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Thomas F. Oltmanns / Robert E. Emery  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Pub.-date
September 2014
ISBN13
9781292056494
ISBN
1292056495
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Description

Abnormal Psychology, 8/e brings both the science and personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life with a focus on evidence-based practice and emerging research. Authors Thomas F. Oltmanns and Robert E. Emery present the most cutting edge information on abnormal psychology by covering methods and treatment in context. Organized around the way students learn, this title helps readers understand the biological, psychological, and social perspectives of abnormal psychology. 

The 8th edition has been updated to include DSM-5 information throughout. The authors have integrated DSM-5 into the fabric of every chapter in a thorough, critical way, helping readers think critically about these changes and discuss the pros and cons of the DSM diagnostic systems. 

 

MyPschLab (available as additional purchase, not offered standard with this text)

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Oltmanns / Emery program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students think like a explore abnormal psychology. With MyPsychLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, simulate classic experiments and surveys, watch videos on research and applications, and explore the Visual Brain in 3-D.

 

Features

Abnormal Psychology, 8/e brings both the science and personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life with a focus on evidence-based practice and emerging research. Authors Thomas F. Oltmanns and Robert E. Emery present the most cutting edge information on abnormal psychology by covering methods and treatment in context. Organized around the way students learn, this title helps readers understand the biological, psychological, and social perspectives of abnormal psychology. 

The 8th edition has been updated to include DSM-5 information throughout. The authors have integrated DSM-5 into the fabric of every chapter in a thorough, critical way, helping readers think critically about these changes and discuss the pros and cons of the DSM diagnostic systems. 

 

MyPschLab (available as additional purchase, not offered standard with this text)

MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Oltmanns / Emery program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that helps students think like a explore abnormal psychology. With MyPsychLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, simulate classic experiments and surveys, watch videos on research and applications, and explore the Visual Brain in 3-D.

 

New to this Edition

Chapter 1:

  • Updated discussion regarding the general definition of mental disorders, as employed in DSM-5, and new estimates regarding the number of mental health professionals delivering services

Chapter 2:  

  • Enhanced coverage of gene–environment interactions (including “orchids” versus “dandelions”) and failures to replicate the effects of specific genes

Chapter 3:

  • New evidence on what makes placebos “work,” on disseminating evidenced-based treatments, and  3rd wave” CBT

Chapter 4:

  • Revised discussion of the reliability of diagnosis, based on new evidence from the DSM-5 field trials

Chapter 5:

  • New mention of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (a category added to DSM-5), and new discussion of  evidence regarding the increase in military suicides, which have received considerable attention in the popular media

Chapter 6:

  • Addition of material on hoarding disorder (another new diagnostic category added to DSM-5) and expanded coverage of the diagnostic features and prevalence of obsessive-compulsive symptoms and spectrum disorders, which are now listed separately from anxiety disorders in DSM-5

Chapter 7:

  • Further consideration of resilience in response to trauma, questions about secondary trauma, and new questions about somatoform and dissociative disorders

Chapter 8:

  • New research on cultural differences in social support, religion, and coping, and the daily experience of pain

Chapter 9:

  • Careful explanation of the two approaches to classification of personality disorders that are now  included in DSM-5as well as the similarities and distinctions between them

Chapter 10:  

  • Questions and new information about binge eating disorder and obesity; latest evidence on redefining, treating (the Maudsley method), and preventing eating disorders; up-to-date consideration of women’s portrayal in the media

Chapter 11:

  • New evidence regarding the frequency of overdose deaths attributed to opioid pain-killers, which has increased dramatically in recent years as well as expanded coverage of gambling disorder, which is now listed with Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders in DSM-5

Chapter 12:

  • Discussion of the revised approach to the definition and classification of paraphilic disorders

Chapter 13:

  • Careful consideration of the proposed diagnostic construct “Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome,”  including its potential benefits as well as likely negative consequences

Chapter 14:

  • Explanation of the change to neurocognitive disorders as the overall diagnostic term for this chapter as well as the deletion of the term amnestic disorder

Chapter 15:

  • More questions about the autism spectrum, the so-called epidemic of autism, and estimates of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder

Chapter 16:

  • Questions about the DSM-5’s elimination of childhood disorders; updated discussion of adolescent depression, antidepressants, suicide risk; careful consideration of the new diagnosis and the issues behind it, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

Chapter 17:

  • Further consideration of “relational diagnoses,” complicated grief, and psychological pain 

Chapter 18:

  • Discussion of how diagnostic thresholds are a matter of life and death in the case of intellectual disabilities; new material on advanced psychiatric directives

 

 


Table of Contents

In this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

1. Brief Table of Contents:

 

Chapter 1:   Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 2:   Causes of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 3:   Treatment of Psychological Disorders Classification and Assessment of

 Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 4:   Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 5:   Mood Disorders and Suicide

Chapter 6:   Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Chapter 7:   Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders,

 and Somatic Symptom Disorders

Chapter 8:   Stress and Physical Health

Chapter 9:   Personality Disorders

Chapter 10: Feeding and Eating Disorders

Chapter 11: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Chapter 12: Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender

 Dysphoria

Chapter 13: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Chapter 14: Neurocognitive Disorders

Chapter 15: Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders of Childhood

Chapter 17: Adjustment Disorders and Life-cycle Transitions

Chapter 18: Mental Health and the Law

2. Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1:   Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior

Recognizing the Presence of a Disorder

Defining Abnormal Behavior

Who Experiences Abnormal Behavior?

The Mental Health Professions

Psychopathology in Historical Context

Methods for the Scientific Study of Mental Disorders

 

Chapter 2:   Causes of Abnormal Behavior

Brief Historical Perspective

Systems Theory

Biological Factors

Psychological Factors

Social Factors

 

Chapter 3:   Treatment of Psychological Disorders Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

Biological Treatments

Psychodynamic Psychotherapies

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

Humanistic Therapies

Research on Psychotherapy

Couple, Family, and Group Therapy

Specific Treatments for Specific Disorders

 

Chapter 4:   Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior

Basic Issues in Classification

Classifying Abnormal Behavior

Evaluating Classification Systems

Basic Issues in Assessment

Psychological Assessment Procedures

Biological Assessment Procedures

 

Chapter 5:   Mood Disorders and Suicide

 

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Course and Outcome

Frequency

Causes

Treatment

Suicide

 

Chapter 6:   Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders

Frequency of Anxiety Disorders

Causes of Anxiety Disorders

Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

 

Chapter 7:   Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders,

and Somatic Symptom Disorders

Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Somatic Symptom Disorders

 

Chapter 8:   Stress and Physical Health

Defining Stress

Symptoms of Stress

Diagnosis of Stress and Physical Illness

Psychological Factors and Some Familiar Illnesses

Cardiovascular Disease

 

Chapter 9:   Personality Disorders

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Frequency

Schizotypal Personality Disorder (SPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)

 

Chapter 10: Feeding and Eating Disorders

Symptoms of Anorexia

Symptoms of Bulimia

Diagnosis of Feeding and Eating Disorders

Frequency of Anorexia and Bulimia

Causes of Anorexia and Bulimia

Treatment of Anorexia

Treatment of Bulimia

Prevention of Eating Disorders

 

Chapter 11: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Dysphoria

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Frequency

Causes

Treatment

Gambling Disorder

 

Chapter 12: Sexual Dysfunctions, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender

Dysphoria

Sexual Dysfunctions

Paraphilic Disorders

Gender Dysphoria

 

Chapter 13: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Frequency

Causes

Treatment

 

Chapter 14: Neurocognitive Disorders

Symptoms

Frequency of Delirium and Major Neurocognitive Disorders

Causes

Treatment and Management

 

Chapter 15: Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Intellectual Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

Chapter 16: Psychological Disorders of Childhood

Externalizing Disorders

Internalizing and Other Disorders

 

Chapter 17: Adjustment Disorders and Life-cycle Transitions

Symptoms

The Transition to Adulthood

Family Transitions

The Transition to Later Life

 

Chapter 18: Mental Health and the Law

Mental Illness and Criminal Responsibility

Civil Commitment

Mental Health and Family Law

Professional Responsibilities and the Law