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Abnormal Psychology 8th Edition by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, ISBN-13: 978-1260500189

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  • Publisher: ‎ McGraw Hill; 8th edition (February 27, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 624 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1260500187
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1260500189

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Abnormal Psychology 8th Edition by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, ISBN-13: 978-1260500189

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  • Publisher: ‎ McGraw Hill; 8th edition (February 27, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 624 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1260500187
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1260500189

The eighth edition of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema’s Abnormal Psychology continues her mission to create a program that blends the most contemporary research on psychological disorders with compassion for those who live with these disorders.

As humans, we think, we feel, we behave. Most of the time, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors help us function in everyday life and are in the service of important goals or values we hold. Sometimes, however, we all have thoughts that upset us, experience feelings we’d rather not have, and act in ways that are self-defeating or detrimental to others. We may find ourselves in situations in which we can’t think, feel, or behave as others would—as when, for example, we can’t let go of a failed relationship. We may become upset over a situation that others don’t find distressing, such as getting an average grade on an exam. Our thoughts, feelings, or behaviors may be interfering with our functioning in everyday life—for example, if we become afraid to walk alone after being mugged. Or we may be acting in ways that are dangerous to ourselves or others, such as driving a car when intoxicated.

Problems in thoughts, feelings, and behavior vary from normal to abnormal, as illustrated in the diagram above. We’d like to think there is a clear dividing line between normal variations in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and what we would label “abnormal.” Once an individual’s behaviors or feelings crossed that line, we would be justified in saying that there is something wrong with that person or that he or she has a disorder. As we discuss in this chapter and throughout this book, however, there is increasing evidence that no such dividing line exists, perhaps for any of the mental health problems that are currently recognized. As you can see above, it can be hard to determine when behaviors, thoughts, and feelings become unusual, distressing, functionally impairing, or dangerous—key determinants of abnormality. We make decisions about where to draw the line that indicates a sufficient amount of abnormality to warrant a diagnosis or treatment. You will see that this continuum model of abnormality applies to all the disorders we discuss in this book.

Table of Contents:

About the Authors

Preface

1 Looking at Abnormality

2 Theories and Treatment of Abnormality

3 Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality

4 The Research Endeavor

5 Trauma, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related

Disorders

6 Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders

7 Mood Disorders and Suicide

8 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic

Disorders

9 Personality Disorders

10 Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders

11 Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

12 Eating Disorders

13 Sexual Disorders and Gender Diversity

14 Substance Use and Gambling Disorders

15 Health Psychology

16 Mental Health and the Law

McGraw-Hill Education Psychology’s APA

Documentation Style Guide

Glossary

References

Name Index

Subject Index

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (1959–2013) In January 2013 we lost our esteemed author and friend, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. Susan was a renowned scholar, teacher, mentor, and academic leader. She was recognized internationally for her work on how people regulate their feelings and emotions and how particular patterns of thinking can make people vulnerable to and recover slowly from emotional problems, especially depression. Her research shaped the field’s perspective on depression in women and girls, and countless empirical studies and theoretical contributions followed as she developed her groundbreaking theory of rumination and depression. In her words: “My career has focused on two parallel goals. The first is to use empirical methods to address important social and mental health problems (depression, rumination, women’s mental health). The second goal is to disseminate psychological science. I also believe in taking science to the public, through my textbook on Abnormal Psychology and books for the general public on women’s mental health.” Susan taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Yale University.Susan’s work focused on depression, mood-regulation, and gender, for which she was recognized and received the David Shakow Early Career Award from Division 12, the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of American Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, a Research Career Award, and multiple grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition, she was the founding editor of the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, now the most highly cited journal in the field of clinical psychology. In addition to being an accomplished professor, scholar, teacher, and writer, Susan was a loving and devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and mentor. Susan touched and inspired the lives of many people both professionally and personally, and she will be dearly missed.

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