Brian L. Burke, PhD​

Fort Lewis College​


Sarah E. Trost, PhD

Cardinal Stritch University


Terri A. deRoon-Cassini, PhD​

Medical College of Wisconsin​


Douglas A. Bernstein, PhD​

University of South Florida​


Pages: 760 Pages

Copyright Year: © 2016

Status: Available

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Paperback (Four-Color): 978-1-942041-11-5

Paperback (B/W): 978-1-942041-10-8

Loose-Leaf (B/W): 978-1-942041-09-2
Online Version: 978-1-942041-12-2

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ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY is an innovative and cutting-edge survey of abnormal psychology that will connect with students and hold their attention. Its overall organization and rich pedagogical program highlight an emphasis on prevention, a focus on the developmental roots of disorders, early discussion of the disorders themselves, the use of various causal models with a special emphasis on the diathesis-stress model, the exploration and critical analysis of controversies in the field, as well as the connections between different disorders, causal factors, treatment methods, and outcomes. In addition, the text has been updated to reflect the changes in the new DSM-5.

A wealth of case studies, a focus on diversity, and a well-integrated system of in-text learning aids bring text material to life and reinforce critical analysis and learning. This authoritative text draws from the best of new and classic scholarship, from extensive consultation with leading researchers in the field, and from the authors' many years of teaching, research, and clinical experience.
Comprehensive coverage of current issues, clinical applications, and scholarly research This text has been thoroughly updated to reflect current research, theories, and applications.​
Integrated examination of the changes in the DSM-5 Presented in simple student-friendly language.
Discussion of major disorders in early chapters ─ Helps capture and hold students’ attention.
Early coverage of infancy, childhood, and adolescence Used to examine developmental roots of disorders.
Extensive analysis of gender, ethnic, multicultural, and cross-cultural issues Integrates and connects discussions of gender, ethnic, multicultural, and cross-cultural variables as aspects of etiology and treatment.
A special emphasis on prevention Includes engaging boxes in many chapters.
A focus on connecting theory and research of abnormal psychology Promotes a better understanding of the complexities of cultural, historical, and current events.
An accessible and relevant text that offers a unique narrative A natural and relaxed writing style promotes a sense of a conversation between the authors and reader.​​
Contemporary design ─ Includes revised and updated tables, illustrations, photos, cartoons, graphs, and charts.
Student friendly pedagogy and features that support learning, retention, and critical analysis ─ Each chapter contains a wealth of in-text study aids that include: learning objectives, a chapter-opening case, on-page key terms definitions, interim summaries (called “Section Review”) after each main section, comprehensive chapter reviews, glossary.​​​
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