Abnormal Psychology (2nd Edition) by James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

By James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

ISBN: 047007387X
ISBN-13: 9780470073872
eISBN: 1118311485
eISBN-13: 9781118311486

Hansell & Damour's irregular Psychology, 2e will empower your scholars with the serious pondering talents to higher aspect, classify, clarify and eventually higher comprehend irregular behavior.

Written by way of practising clinicians and that includes a streamlined desk of contents, irregular Psychology, 2e bargains a brand new, leading edge strategy that encourages the serious considering talents so as to aid scholars see the "forest for the trees." via putting the DSM-IV in a bigger context utilizing a large choice of examples, events and functions, scholars larger comprehend and contextualize the varied psychological health problems mentioned within the path. This encompasses a new sequence of severe pondering questions tied to the "core concepts" framework of the textual content. also there are 15 new "visual essays" that spotlight crucial organic principals, each one is designed to assist scholars make the relationship among biology and psychological disease.

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Thus, in some situations, the presence of emotional distress is more normal than its absence. However, situations like grieving are exceptions to the general rule that significant emotional distress is a relatively good marker of psychopathology. This general rule works most of the time, and clinicians consider the presence of emotional distress, in conjunction with other criteria, as one way to identify psychopathology. In sum, while emotional distress should be considered a partial rather than an absolute marker of psychopathology, it remains one of the most useful criteria.

She wrote The Yellow Wallpaper—which describes how the “rest cure” drives a fictional character literally insane—in order to show Dr. Mitchell the dangers of his treatment. Charlotte later heard that he changed his ideas as a result of her book, and she happily wrote in response that “[The Yellow Wallpaper] was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save them from being driven crazy. And it worked” (Gilman, 1913). Most of the core concepts we have described are evident in the case of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

This distressed woman, for example, is searching for her fiancé after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 3 ■ Defining Abnormality: What Is Psychopathology? Abnormal Psychology and Film ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST This 1975 movie starring Jack Nicholson, based on the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey, is one of the most powerful critiques of the mental health establishment ever filmed. A brilliant dark comedy about a rebellious hooligan (Nicholson) who is locked up in a mental hospital, Cuckoo’s Nest won five Academy Awards including Best Picture.

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