Abnormal Psychology

2nd edition.  BURKE, TROST, DEROON-CASSINI, BERNSTEIN

An innovative and cutting-edge survey of abnormal psychology that will connect with students and hold their attention. Its overall organization and rich pedagogical program highlight an emphasis on prevention, a focus on the developmental roots of disorders, early discussion of the disorders themselves, the use of various causal models with a special emphasis on the diathesis-stress model, the exploration and critical analysis of controversies in the field, as well as the connections between different disorders, causal factors, treatment methods, and outcomes. In addition, the text has been updated to reflect the changes in the new DSM-5. A wealth of case studies, a focus on diversity, and a well-integrated system of in-text learning aids bring text material to life and reinforce critical analysis and learning. This authoritative text draws from the best of new and classic scholarship, from extensive consultation with leading researchers in the field, and from the authors' many years of teaching, research, and clinical experience.