On this briefer version of Durand and Barlow’s widely taught text, the authors give an explanation for Atypical psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach–the most up to date, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among more than one factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, video clips of real clients (positioned at the accompanying Atypical Psychology Live 2.5 CD-ROM), and real case profiles–95 percent from the authors’ own case files–provide a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book. As well as, these features make certain that readers never lose sight of the truth that real people are beyond the DSM-IV-TR criteria, the theories, and the research.
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (with CD-ROM)
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