Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World (9th Edition) by Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spence A. Rathus, Beverly S. Green

By Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spence A. Rathus, Beverly S. Green

Irregular Psychology in a altering global, 9/e makes use of first-person narratives from humans suffering from mental problems as a pedagogical framework. up-to-date to mirror the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical handbook (DSM-5), the authors exercise to convey study advancements and developments in irregular psychology to scholars. via illustrative case examples drawn from the authors' personal stories, they realize there's a human size to the examine of irregular psychology.

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In thinking critically about the issue, answer the following questions: t How do you decide when any behavior, such as social drinking or even shopping or Internet use, crosses the line from normal to abnormal? t Is there a set of criteria you use in all cases? How do your criteria differ from the criteria specified in the text? t Do you believe that homosexuality is abnormal? Why or why not? Freud’s theoretical model was the first major psychological model of abnormal behavior. As we’ll see in Chapter 2, other psychological perspectives on abnormal behavior based on behavioral, humanistic, and cognitive models soon followed.

Freud is shown here at around age 30. ” Freud believed that her hysterical symptoms represented the transformation of blocked-up emotions into physical complaints. Introduction and Methods of Research CHAPTER 1 17 THINKING CRITICALLY about abnormal psychology @Issue: What Is Abnormal Behavior? T he question of where to draw the line between normal and abnormal behavior continues to be a subject of debate within the mental health field and the broader society. Unlike medical illness, a psychological or mental disorder cannot be identified by a spot on an X-ray or from a blood sample.

Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology Abnormal psychology is a branch of the scientific discipline of psychology. Research in the field is based on the application of the scientific method. Before we explore the basic steps in the scientific method, let us consider the four overarching objectives of science: description, explanation, prediction, and control. Description, Explanation, Prediction, and Control: The Objectives of Science To understand abnormal behavior, we must first learn to describe it.

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