Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

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Revised to reflect DSM-5, this briefer version of Durand and Barlowa€™s widely taught text fully describes abnormal psychology through the authorsa€™ standard-setting integrative approach--the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles--95 percent from the authorsa€™ own case files--provide a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book. In addition, these features ensure that readers never lose sight of the fact that real people are behind the DSM-5 criteria, the theories, and the research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Answers to Concept Checks 1.1 Part A 1. d; 2. ... Psychopathology is concerned with the scientific study of psychological disorders . ... focused on tapping into the unconscious through such techniques as catharsis, free association, and dream analysis. ... focus on things that are measurable, including such techniques as systematic desensitization, reinforcement, and shaping.

Title:Essentials of Abnormal Psychology
Author:V. Durand, David Barlow
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2015-01-01


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