Summary: THE INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITY. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3e, by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, integrates cutting-edge research with a compassionate view of the lives of people with mental disorders. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema captures the excitement of the new advances in knowledge and in treatment of psychopathology, developing in students a true enthusiasm and appreciation of research. She also highlights personal experiences of peop ...show morele with mental disorders, in order to give students exposure to their suffering and courage. This is the first text that successfully presents research in a way that both is teachable and gives a voice to those struggling with mental illness. This combination of science and humanity allows students to use the research to understand their own experiences and the experiences of others. New to This Edition : Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
- Cutting Edge Research in Psychopathology. The most respected researchers in psychology and psychiatry provided Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema with their latest, "in press," work as she revised the text.
- Web-based exercises and resources at the end of each chapter direct students to relevant, well-established websites for further practice and research. PowerWeb questions are also included in the end-of-chapter material.
- Expanded Discussions of Culture and Gender. Culture and gender issues are not marginalized into "boxes," but are integrated as critical material students should know about the disorder being discussed. In this edition, new research and debates about these issues are included.
- Faces of Abnormal Psychology Video, Part 2 will consist of ten sequences profiling individuals suffering from various psychopathologies described in the textbook. Each sequence will begin with a narrative overview, and then will present a portrait of the individual, stressing both the symptoms of the disorder and the person's goals, ideas, and dreams. The goal is to insure that students recognize that these individuals are people, and to focus on these people who have learned to live with the limitations imposed by their disorders.s.
- Free PowerWeb! PowerWeb is a password-protected web site that includes current articles, weekly updates with assessment, informative and timely world news, refereed web links, interactive exercises, and much more. A PowerWeb access card is free with each new copy of the text.
- Integrated Bio-Psycho-Social Approach. The limits and contributions of both biological and psychosocial approaches are discussed. The Chapter Summaries have been revised to highlight bio-psycho-social approaches to the disorders discussed in the chapter.
- "Voices" in every chapter gives students a personal account of people with a mental illness. These are excerpts from autobiographies that describe the world through the eyes of someone with a mental illness. Examples include excerpts from the autobiography of Kay Redfield Jamison, who suffers from bipolar disorder, and the book by Greg Bottoms, whose brother has severe paranoid schizophrenia.
- "Extraordinary People" feature highlights people who are living with a psychological disorder, including John Nash (A Beautiful Mind), or who have a loved one with a disorder, including John Bayley (Elegy for Iris).
- "Taking Psychology Personally" addresses the personal concerns many students bring to a course on abnormal psychology. Practical topics such as how to look for a therapist, or what to do if a friend is suicidal, are covered.
- DSM Tables. DSM-IV TR criteria and classes of drugs to treat a disorder are summarized in tables in order to increase student comprehension.
- Case Studies are integrated into the text to pique student interest and enliven descriptive material.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company