Abnormal Psychology (Global Edition) 18/E ePDF

Level/Grade: Tertiary
Author(s): Hooley, JM; Nock, MK; Butcher, JN
ISBN: 9781292364612
License: Perpetual licence
File type: ePDF
R971,00
R971,00
Abnormal Psychology provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the primary psychological disorders studied within the discipline. The authors maintain a focus on individuals and employ a biopsychosocial approach to help students understand the context in which behavioural abnormalities occur.

The 18th edition presents relevant and extensive research in a concise manner. Chapters have been updated and include new features, with certain chapters having received particular attention. For example, Chapter 4, on clinical assessment and diagnosis, now describes new assessment tools, such as smartphones and wearable biosensors, that are increasingly being used by psychologists to understand human behaviour. Similarly, Chapter 12 has been revised significantly to include updated information about sexual dysfunctions, gender dysphoria and paraphilic disorders.

Key features
  • Thinking critically about DSM-5: Many of the changes that were made from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 were highly contentious and controversial. Almost every chapter has a "Thinking Critically" box that introduces students to the revised DSM and encourages them to analyse the implications of these changes.
  • Unresolved issues: All chapters include end-of-chapter sections that demonstrate how far we have come and how far we have yet to go in our understanding of psychological disorders. The topics covered provide insight into the future of abnormal psychology and expose students to some controversial subjects, such as deinstitutionalisation, the role of public policy in the prevention of obesity and how society should deal with delinquent behaviour.
  • Feature boxes: Special sections, including "Developments in Research", "Developments in Thinking", and "The World Around Us", address questions such as "Does playing Tetris after a traumatic event reduce flashbacks?" and "Could schizophrenia be an immune disorder?" These boxes focus on the application of research to everyday life, current events, and the latest research methodologies, technologies and findings.
  • In review questions: All chapters include end-of-chapter review questions, providing opportunities for self-assessment and for students to further reinforce their learning.
This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to:
  • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet;
  • Search for and highlight text; and
  • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.
Country South Africa
Product Type Text Book
Author(s) Hooley, JM; Nock, MK; Butcher, JN
Level/Grade Tertiary
Brand Global Edition
Imprint Pearson
ISBN 9781292364612
Licence Perpetual licence
File type ePDF
Format Fixed layout
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