Essentials of Abnormal Psychology 8th edition is a book on abnormal psychology. Abnormal Psychology is that branch of psychology which deals with deviant behavior and various disorders. It is also known as Psychopathology literary meaning disorders of psychology. How these disorders develop and how can be treated. Developmental, cognitive, personality and many more disorders fall in this branch of psychology. Psychopathology also holds importance as it treats many patients with psychotherapy.
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology 8th Edition
Before having a review about book let us read a little about authors. V Mark Durand and David H Barlow are the book authors. Authors are Professors of Psychology at the University of South Florida and Boston university respectively. Both have a lot of valuable work in field of Psychology.
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology 8th edition is a comprehensive book comprising of 14 chapters. Moreover, it briefs about Abnormal Psychology in different contexts including clinical assessment and diagnosis of disorders.
Furthermore, every chapter explains one of many psychology disorders its causes, statistics and treatment. In Essentials of Abnormal Psychology readers also get step by step complete understanding of psychopathology.
Chapter 1 describes different Traditions towards Psychopathology. These include Supernatural, Biological and Psychological Tradition. Readers then understand factors contributing to Psychopathology i.e Genetic, Social, Cultural factors etc. Similarly, in subsequent chapters we have Assessment, diagnosis and research in Psychopathology.
There is neat description of various disorders one by one in every single chapter from 4th to 13th. Furthermore, all known disorders are thoroughly explained in the book. These range from anxiety to Developmental and Cognitive Disorders. Then there is a further classification and types of every disorder with causes and treatment. Lastly, the last chapter of this book explains services available for mental health including the Legal and Ethical Issues.
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology hence is a comprehensive book for all students having psychology as a subject. This book provides us compact information about Abnormal behavior. Moreover, it is a great work for those who want to study a precise book about abnormalities and disorders of behavior.
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