Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (with Psychology CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card)

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (with Psychology CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card)

ISBN: 9781111837297
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Edition: 6
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 736
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In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach--the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative 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 authors' 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-IV-TR criteria, the theories, and the research.

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