Abnormal Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach 4th Edition by Deborah C. Beidel, ISBN-13: 978-0134238883


Abnormal Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach 4th Edition by Deborah C. Beidel, ISBN-13: 978-0134238883

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  • Publisher: ‎ Pearson; 4th edition (November 11, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 672 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0134238885
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0134238883

For courses in Abnormal Psychology.

Explore the science and humanity of abnormal psychology.
Abnormal Psychology: A Scientist–Practitioner Approach portrays the human face of various psychological conditions, helping students to understand that abnormal behavior is complex and subject to many different forces. Authors Deborah Beidel, Cynthia Bulik, and Melinda Stanley — all active researchers, clinicians, and educators — bring abnormal psychology to life via a scientist—practitioner approach that integrates biological data with research from the social and behavioral sciences. The Fourth Edition offers expanded coverage of disorders emphasized in the DSM-5, as well as discussions of contemporary issues that foster student interest.

Table of Contents:

  • Title Pege
  • Copyright Page
  • Brief Contents
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Chapter 1 Abnormal Psychology: Historical and Modern Perspectives
  • Normal vs. Abnormal Behavior
  • Is Being Different Abnormal?
  • Is Behaving Deviantly (Differently) Abnormal?
  • REAL People REAL Disorders: James Eagan Holmes
  • Is Behaving Dangerously Abnormal?
  • Is Behaving Dysfunctionally Abnormal?
  • A Definition of Abnormal Behavior
  • Research HOT Topic: Categorical vs. Dimensional Approaches to Abnormal Behavior
  • The History of Abnormal Behavior and Its Treatment
  • Ancient Theories
  • Classical Greek and Roman Periods
  • The Middle Ages Through the Renaissance
  • The Nineteenth Century and the Beginning of Modern Thought
  • Examining the EVIDENCE
  • The Twentieth Century
  • Current Views of Abnormal Behavior and Treatment
  • Biological Models

Deborah C. Beidel received her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, completing her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. At the University of Central Florida, she is Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor of Psychology and Medical Education, Associate Chair for Research, and the Director of UCF RESTORES, a clinical research center dedicated to the study of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorders through research, treatment and education. Previously, she was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Maryland—College Park, and Penn State College of Medicine-Hershey Medical Center. Currently, she holds American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Diplomates in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychopathological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. She is past Chair of the Council for University Directors in Clinical Psychology (CUDCP), a past Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Accreditation, the 1990 recipient of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy’s New Researcher Award, and the 2007 recipient of the Samuel M. Turner Clinical Researcher Award from the American Psychological Association. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Beidel was twice awarded the “Apple for the Teacher Citation” by her students for outstanding classroom teaching. In 1995, she was the recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Medical School Psychologists. She was editor in chief of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and author of more than 250 scientific publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and books, including Childhood Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Research and Treatment and Shy Children, Phobic Adults: The Nature and Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder. Her academic, research, and clinical interests focus on child, adolescent, and adult anxiety disorders, including their etiology, psychopathology, and behavioral interventions. Her research is characterized by a developmental focus and includes high-risk and longitudinal designs, psychophysiological assessment, treatment development, and treatment outcome. She is the recipient of numerous grants from the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Autism Speaks Foundation. At the University of Central Florida, she teaches abnormal psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is currently establishing a new multidisciplinary center devoted to using technology to enhance and disseminate empirically supported treatments for anxiety and stress- and trauma-related disorders. She is also a wife, an active participant in community service organizations, and a rescuer/adopter of shelter cats and dogs.

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