Abnormal Psychology: A Discovery Approach
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (January 7, 2000)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
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This comprehensive introduction to abnormal psychology bridges the gap between research and application by balancing theory and research with the clinical experience. The text thoroughly integrates in-depth clinical examples that include primary source documents, allowing students to discover for themselves the complexities of the possible causes, diagnoses, treatments and preventions of various psychological disorders. Each chapter is built around a case study (not just a snapshot or vignette as in most texts) that is carried throughout the chapter. Each case includes primary source materials (e.g. medical reports and police reports) which help guide students to a complete understanding of possible diagnoses, treatments, preventions, and outcomes. The text takes a biopsychosocial approach and completely integrates history, ethics, and legal issues as well as topics concerning gender, culture, and ethnic issues.
Author Biography: Steven Schwartz received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Syracuse University in New York. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford Universities, has taught clinical psychology in the graduate program at the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland, and he is the current President of Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Schwartz has received distinguished fellowships and prizes from such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, the Red Cross, the Brain Research Foundation, the World Health Organization, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the American Psychological Association, the Royal Society of London, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Government.