Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach

Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach

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Chris Kearney and Tim Trulla€™s ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first and the disorder second. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior--rather than being either present or absent--exists in everyone to some degree on a continuum from normal to pathological. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view--which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical assessment, prevention, definition, and treatment--the texta€™s goal is to encourage students to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. With its emphasis on assessment and treatment as well as prevention, the book gives students the tools necessary to understand the precursors of abnormal behavior, overcome the stigma associated with it, and identify the real people classified as exhibiting it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Diagnostic and statistical manual of mentaldisorders (5th ed.). ... No specific treatment currently exists for factitious disorder (Eastwood aamp; Bisson, 2008). ... External incentives are absent in factitious disorder, but malingering refers to deliberate production of physical or ... he hears voices to avoid work or military service, obtain financial compensation or drugs, or dodge criminal prosecution ( APA, 2013).

Title:Abnormal Psychology and Life: A Dimensional Approach
Author:Chris Kearney, Timothy Trull
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01


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