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Builds on the strengths of existing theoretical systems and clinical methods to provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date real-world overview of the field of abnormal psychology. It focuses on maladaptive behavior as a product of the interaction between personal vulnerabilities and resiliencies.
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Abnormal Psychology: The Problem of Maladaptive Behavior by Barbara R. Sarason

For introductory undergraduate courses in Abnormal Psychology, Abnormal Behavior, and Psychopathology.

This classic textbook builds on the strengths of existing theoretical systems and clinical methods to provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date real-world overview of the field of abnormal psychology. It focuses on maladaptive behavior as a product of the interaction between personal vulnerabilities and resiliencies.

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Table of Contents




1. Introduction.

What This Chapter Is About. The Range of Abnormal Behavior. What Is Abnormal Psychology? Historical Background of Modern Abnormal Psychology. Recent Concepts of Abnormal Behavior. The Epidemiology of Maladaptive Behavior. Seeking Help for Abnormal Behavior. Research in Abnormal Behavior. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



2. The Elements of Maladaptive Behavior: Theory, Treatment, and Research.

What This Chapter Is About. The Role of Theory in Abnormal Psychology. The Biological Perspective. The Psychodynamic Perspective. The Behavioral Perspective. The Cognitive Perspective. The Humanistic-Existential Perspective. The Community-Cultural Perspective. An Interactional Approach. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



3. The Therapeutic Enterprise: Choices, Techniques, Evaluation.

What This Chapter Is About. Psychotherapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches. Integration and Extension of Psychological Therapies. Research on the Psychological Therapies. Integration of Psychologically Based Therapeutic Approaches. Biological Therapies. Hospitalization. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



4. Classification and Assessment.

What This Chapter Is About. Classification: Categories of Maladaptive Behavior. Assessment: The Basis of Classification. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



5. Stress, Coping, and Maladaptive Behavior.

What This Chapter Is About. Stress and Coping. Stressful Situations an Life Transitions. Clinical Reactions to Stress. Treating Stress-Related Problems. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



6. Bodily Maladaptations: Eating, Sleeping, and Psychophysiological Disorders.

What This Chapter Is About. Psychological, Social, and Bodily Interactions. Eating Disorders. Sleep Disorders. Psychophysiological Disorders. Diagnostic Dilemmas. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



7. Disorders of Bodily Preoccupation.

What This Chapter Is About. Somatoform Disorders. Factitious Disorders and Malingering. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



8. Anxiety Disorders.

What This Chapter Is About. The Experience of Anxiety. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Panic Disorder. Phobias. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Interpreting and Treating Anxiety Disorders. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



9. Sexual Variants and Disorders.

What This Chapter Is About. Changing Views of Sexual Behavior. Sexual Dysfunction. Gender Identity Disorder. The Paraphilias. Sexual Victimization. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



10. Personality Disorders.

What This Chapter Is About. Classifying Personality Disorders. Odd or Eccentric Behavior. Dramatic, Emotional, or Erratic Behavior. Anxious of Fearful Behavior. Treatment of Personality Disorders. The Outlook for Personality Disorder Classification. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



11. Mood Disorders and Suicide.

What This Chapter Is About. Depressed Mood. Mood Disorders. Depression. Depressive Disorders. Causes and Treatment of Depression. The Bipolar Disorders. Causes and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Suicide. Prevention of Suicide. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



12. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders.

What This Chapter Is About. Psychotic Disorders. Schizophrenia. Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders. The Development of Schizophrenia. Studying Vulnerability to Schizophrenia. Therapeutic Approaches. Long-Term Outcome Studies. Other Psychotic Disorders. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



13. Cognitive Impairment Disorders.

What This Chapter Is About. The Brain: An Interactional Perspective. Delirium. Dementia. Amnestic Disorders. The Diversity of Cognitive Impairment Disorders. An Integrative Approach to Brain Disorders. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



14. Substance-Related Disorders.

What This Chapter Is About. Substance-Use Disorders. Substance-Induced Disorders. Alcohol-Related Disorders. Other Drugs. Is There a Final Common Pathway? Substance Dependence and Public Policy. Are There Behavioral Addictions?: The Dilemma of Pathological Gambling. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



15. Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence.

What This Chapter Is About. Externalizing Disorders. Internalizing Disorders. Other Childhood Disorders. Therapy for Children and Adolescents. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



16. Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Mental Retardation.

What This Chapter Is About. Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Mental Retardation. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.



17. Society's Response to Maladaptive Behavior.

What This Chapter Is About. Types of Prevention. Sites of Prevention. The Diverse Paths to Prevention. Treatment in the Community. Legal Aspects of Treatment and Prevention. A Final Word. Our Take-Away Message. Chapter Summary.

Additional information

GOR005906549
Abnormal Psychology: The Problem of Maladaptive Behavior by Barbara R. Sarason
Barbara R. Sarason
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pearson Education (US)
2004-07-20
704
0131181114
9780131181113
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