Authored by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, this text blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders. Capturing the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives, "Abnormal Psychology" imparts a true enthusiasm for and appreciation of scientific investigation. The author's scientific and caring approach, combined with strong study tools, has won accolades from instructors and students alike. The fourth edition reflects greater emphasis on integrated approaches to abnormal psychology, a constant drive to make biological information clear to students, and a stronger focus on empirical research and diversity.
Chapter 1. Looking at Abnormality Chapter 2. Contemporary Theories of Abnormality Chapter 3. The Research Endeavor Chapter 4. Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality Chapter 5. Treatments for Abnormality Chapter 6. Stress Disorders and Health Psychology Chapter 7. Anxiety Disorders: Panic, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Chapter 8. Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders Chapter 9. Mood Disorders Chapter 10. Suicide Chapter 11. Schizophrenia Chapter 12. Personality Disorders Chapter 13. Childhood Disorders Chapter 14. Cognitive Disorders and Life-Span Issues Chapter 15. Eating Disorders Chapter 16. Sexual Disorders and Gender Identity Disorder Chapter 17. Substance-Related Disorders Chapter 18. Mental Health, Social Policy, and the Law