Revised to reflect DSM-5, this briefer version of Durand and Barlow’s widely used book fully describes peculiar psychology through the authors’ standard-setting integrative approach–probably the most brand new, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this approach, readers learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted within the interaction among a couple of factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, 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 be sure that readers never lose sight of the truth that real individuals are at the back of the DSM-5 criteria, the theories, and the research.
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology