Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World

  • Jeffrey S. Nevid
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For courses in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology. Noteworthy for its clear and engaging writing style, Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World seeks to give students a better appreciation of the human side of abnormal psychology. Through many engaging case examples and student-oriented applications, the text provides an accessible approach to the theories, research, causes and treatments of disorders.
1. Introduction and Methods of Research. How Do We Define Abnormal Behavior? Criteria for Determining Abnormality Cultural Bases of Abnormal Behavior Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior. The Demonological Model Origins of the Medical Model: In Ill Humor Medieval Times Witchcraft Asylums The Reform Movement and Moral Therapy A Step Backward The Community Mental Health Movement: The Exodus from State Hospitals Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology. Description, Explanation, Prediction, and Control: The Objectives of Science The Scientific Method Ethics in Research Naturalistic-Observation The Correlation Method The Experimental Method Epidemiological Studies Kinship Studies Case Studies Summing Up. 2. Contemporary Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior. The Biological Perspective. The Nervous System Evaluating Biological Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior The Psychological Perspective. Psychodynamic Models Learning Models Humanistic Models Cognitive Models The Sociocultural Perspective. Ethnicity and Mental Health Evaluating the Sociocultural Perspective The Biopsychosocial Perspective. The Diathesis-Stress Model Evaluating the Biopsychosocial Perspective The Case of Jessica- A Final Word Summing Up. 3. Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior. How are Abnormal Behavior Patterns Classified? The DSM and Models of Abnormal Behavior Standards of Assessment. Reliability Validity Methods of Assessment. The Clinical Interview Psychological Tests Neuropsychological Assessment Behavioral Assessment Cognitive Assessment Physiological Measurement Sociocultural and Ethnic Factors in Assessment. Summing Up. 4. Methods of Treatment. Types of Professionals in the Helping Field. Psychotherapy. Psychodynamic Therapy Behavior Therapy Humanistic Therapy Cognitive Therapy Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Eclectic Therapy Group, Family, and Couple Therapy Evaluating Methods of Psychotherapy Multicultural Issues in Psychotherapy Biomedical Therapies. Drug Therapy Ethnic Differences in Response to Psychotropic Medication Electroconvulsive Therapy Psychosurgery Evaluation of Biological Approaches Hospitalization and Community-Based Care. Roles for Hospitalization The Community Mental Health Center Ethnic Group Differences in Use of Mental Health Services Racial Stereotyping and the Mental Health System Evaluation of Deinstitutionalization Summing Up. 5. Stress, Psychological Factors, and Health. Adjustment Disorders. Stress and Illness. Stress and the Endocrine System Stress and the Immune System Terrorism-Related Trauma The General Adaptation Syndrome Stress and Life Changes Acculturative Stress: Making It in America Psychological Factors That Moderate Stress Psychological Fact
Uitgavejaar 2005
ISBN 9780131916784
Verschijningsdatum 1 mrt. 2005
Omvang 648
Editie 6r.e.
Auteur(s) Jeffrey S. Nevid
Taal Engels

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