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Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205345250

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ISBN13: 978-0205345250
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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Abnormal Psychology - 4TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205345250

David S. Holmes

ISBN13: 978-0205345250
ISBN10: 0205345255
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 01
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No

Known for engaging examples, interesting case studies and strong organization, this edition integrates treatment by presenting each disorder as a ''package'' of symptoms, explanations, and treatments. David Holmes is a master at making concepts clear and easy to understand. He writes in a conversational style and his goal is to talk with and engage students. He communicates a sense of excitement about the problems and progress occurring in the area of abnormal psychology, and incorporates many new findings about the causes and treatments of abnormal behavior. He also promotes critical thinking in his approach and features.

For anyone interested in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology.

Author Bio

Holmes, David : University of Kansas

Table of Contents

Each chapter is divided into major ''Topic'' sections, which begin with vignettes and end with the ''Thinking Critically: Questions About ... ?'' sections. Chapters conclude with ''Summary,'' ''Questions for Making Connections,'' and ''Key Terms and People.''


1. Introduction: History and Issues.

Topic I: What Behaviors Are Abnormal?

Distress, Disability, and Deviance.

Topic II: How Did Our Explanations for Abnormal Behavior Develop?

The Beginnings: Evil Spirits.
Greek and Roman Civilization: Physiology.
The Dark Ages: The Devil.
The Age of Enlightenment: Humane Care, Moral and Physiological Treatments.
The Beginnings of the Modern Era: Psychology and Physiology.

Topic III: Who Are Today's Mental Health Professionals?

Clinical Psychologists.
Counselors and Social Workers.
Other Professionals.

Topic IV: What Are the ''Hot Button'' Questions In Abnormal Behavior.

What Causes Abnormal Behavior?
Do Different Disorders Have Different Causes?
Do Different Disorders Require Different Treatments?
What Role Does Physiology Play in Abnormal Behavior?
What Roles Do Economic Factors Play in Treatment?
What Roles Do Gender and Culture Play in Abnormal Behavior?

2. Overview of Explanations and Treatments: Psychodynamic and Learning Approaches.
An Overview of Stress.

Topic I: The Psychodynamic Approach.

Freudian Theory.
Non-Freudian Theories.
Treatment: Psychotherapy.

Topic II: The Learning Approach.

Classical Conditioning.
Operant Conditioning.
Treatment: Behavior Therapy.

3. Overview of Explanations and Treatments: Cognitive, Physiological, and Other Approaches.

Topic I: The Cognitive Approach.

Stages of Memory Processing.
How Memories Are Recalled.
Problems with Memories.
Treatment: Cognitive Therapy.

Topic II: The Physiological Approach.

The Brain.
Neuroanatomy and Neuronal Functioning.
Factors That Influence Synaptic Transmission.
Genetics and Biological Traumas.
Treatment: Medication and Surgery.

Topic III: Sociocultural, Family System, and Humanistic Approaches.

Sociocultural Approach.
Family System Approach.
Humanistic Approach.

4. Diagnostic Techniques and Research Methods.

Topic I: Diagnostic Techniques.

Diagnostic Systems for Abnormal Behavior.
Techniques for Diagnosing Abnormal Behavior.
Issues Concerning Diagnostic Methods.

Topic II: Research Methods.

Methods for Studying Abnormal Behavior.
Strategies for Avoiding Practical and Ethical Problems.
Genetic Research.
A Few Words about Statistics.


5. Anxiety Disorders: Phobias, Generalized Anxiety, and Panic.

Topic I: Symptoms and Issues.

Symptoms of Anxiety.
Normal versus Abnormal Anxiety.
One Disorder or Different Disorders?

Topic II: Phobic Disorders.

Symptoms and Issues.
Social Phobia.
Specific Phobias.
Explanations for Phobias.
Treatments for Phobias.

Topic III: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Symptoms and Issues.
Explanations for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Topic IV: Panic Disorder.

Symptoms and Issues.
Explanations for Panic Disorder.
Treatments for Panic Disorder.

6. Anxiety Disorders: Obsessive-Compulsive, Posttraumatic Stress, and Acute Stress.

Topic I: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Symptoms and Issues.
Explanations for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Topic II: Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disorders.

Symptoms and Issues.
Explanations for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Acute Stress Disorder.

Topic III: Gender and Sociocultural Factors in Anxiety Disorders.

Social Class.
Ethnicity and Culture.
A Concluding Comment about the Anxiety Disorders.

7. Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders.

Topic I: Somatoform Disorders.

Somatoform Disorders.

Topic II: Dissociative Disorders.

Dissociative Disorders.


8. Mood Disorders: Major Depressive Disorder.

Topic I: Symptoms and Issues.

Mood Symptoms.
Cognitive Symptoms.
Motor Symptoms.
Physical Symptoms.
Diagnostic Criteria.
Types of Depression.
Gender and Socioeconomic Factors.

Topic II: Explanations for Depression.

Psychodynamic Explanations.
Cognitive Explanations.
Physiological Explanations.

Topic III: Treatments for Depression.

Psychodynamic Approaches.
Cognitive Approaches.
Physiological Approaches.

9. Mood Disorders: The Bipolar Disorder and Suicide.

Topic I: The Bipolar Disorder.


Topic II: Suicide.

Suicide Prevention.


10. Schizophrenia: Symptoms and Issues.

Topic I: Symptoms of Schizophrenia.

Cognitive Symptoms.
Mood Symptoms.
Physical Symptoms.
Motor Symptoms.
Diagnostic Criteria.
Phases of Schizophrenia.
Types of Schizophrenia.
Positive versus Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia.

Topic II: Issues Associated with Schizophrenia.

History and Current Views.
Sociocultural Factors.
Other Psychotic Disorders.

11. Schizophrenia: Explanations and Treatments.

Topic I: Psychodynamic, Learning, and Cognitive Explanations for Schizophrenia.

Psychodynamic Explanations.
Learning Explanations.
Cognitive Explanations.

Topic II: Physiological Explanations for Schizophrenia.

Problems with Neurotransmitters.
Problems with Brain Development and Activity.
Genetic Factors.
Biological Traumas.

Topic III: Treatment of Schizophrenia.

Physiological Treatments.
Cognitive Treatment: Psychoeducation.
Learning Treatment: Behavior Therapy.
Psychodynamic Treatment: Psychotherapy.


12. Personality, Adjustment, and Impulse-Control Disorders.

Topic I: Personality Disorders.

Cluster A: Odd or Eccentric.
Cluster B: Erratic or Emotional.
Cluster C: Anxious or Fearful.
Explanations and Treatments.

Topic II: Adjustment Disorders.

Symptoms and Issues.
Explanations and Treatments.

Topic III: Impulse-Control Disorders.

Disorders and Symptoms.
Explanations and Treatments.

13. Disorders Appearing in Infancy and Childhood.

Topic I: Disruptive Disorders.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Conduct Disorder.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Topic II: Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Autistic Disorder.
Asperger's and Other Developmental Disorders.

Topic III: Elimination, Tic, and Learning Disorders.

Elimination Disorders.
Tic Disorders.
Learning, Communication, and Motor Skills Disorders.

14. Eating, Sleep, and Psychophysiological Disorders.

Topic I: Eating Disorders.

Anorexia and Bulimia.
Other Eating Disorders.

Topic II: Sleep Disorders.

The Nature of Sleep and Dreams.
Primary Sleep Disorders.

Topic III: Psychophysiological Disorders.

Stress and Physiological Responses.
Cardiovascular Disorders.
Immunological Disorders.

15. Substance-Related Disorders.

Topic I: Types of Psychoactive Drugs.

Factors That Influence the Effects of Drugs.
Types of Psychoactive Drugs.

Topic II: Explanations for Drug Use.

Physiological Explanations.
Physiological and Sociocultural Explanations.

Topic III: Disorders and Treatments.

Problems Related to Drug Use.
Substance-Related Disorders.

16. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders.

Topic I: Sexual Dysfunctions.

Desire Disorders.
Arousal Disorders.
Orgasmic Disorders.

Topic II: Paraphilias.

Types of Paraphilias.
Explanations and Treatments.

Topic III: Gender Identity Disorder.

Explanations and Treatments.

17. Cognitive Disorders and Mental Retardation.

Topic I: Cognitive Disorders.

An Overview of Memory.
Amnesia Disorders.
Dementia Disorders.
Delirium Disorders.

Topic II: Mental Retardation.

Issues Associated with Mental Retardation.
Retardation Due to Genetic Factors.
Retardation Due to Physical Factors in the Environment.
Retardation Due to Psychosocial Factors.


18. Legal Issues.

Topic I: Incompetence and Insanity.

Incompetence to Stand Trial.
The Insanity Defense.

Topic II: Hospitalization and the Rights of Patients.

Voluntary and Involuntary Hospitalization.
Rights of Hospitalized Mental Patients.

Topic III: Dangerousness and the Public's Right to Protection.

Dangerousness of Mental Patients.
The Public's Right to Protection.

19. Hospitalization, Community Care, and Prevention.

Topic I: Mental Hospitals and Deinstitutionalization.

Mental Hospitals Then and Now.

Topic II: Community Care and Prevention.

Community Care.
Public Acceptance of Patients in the Community.
Prevention of Abnormal Behavior.

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