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Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology
Neuroscience Perspectives on Human Behavior and Experience

First Edition
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Abnormal Psychology

July 2018 | 764 pages | SAGE Texts

The South Asian edition of this highly acclaimed textbook introduces readers to the rapidly evolving science of abnormal psychology through integrative approach, cutting-edge research data, and reference to DSM-5.

Abnormal Psychology offers up-to-date coverage of topics through a multilevel perspective ranging from culture to genetics. This approach helps students to move beyond simple nature/nurture standpoints to new ways of considering psychological disorders. 

The text’s first-person narratives and case studies help readers understand better the experiences of a person with a psychological disorder while demonstrating the individual’s ability to live a full and productive life. The adaptation includes recent research data and case studies from India and South Asia to make the text more relatable to the students. It also touches upon recent works from India on epidemiology, etiology, and genetics.

Key Features: 

· Thorough integration of the critical evaluation of DSM-5

· Text based on traditional psychological literature as well as underlying brain-based processes

· Integrated coverage of neuroscience and evidence-based, cutting-edge research

· A global LENS feature in every chapter that raises important societal and cultural issues

· Concept checks throughout each chapter, end-of-chapter review questions, and key terms to help master important concepts

Preface to the Indian Adaptation
Acknowledgements by William J. Ray
Acknowledgements by Anuradha Sovani
An Overview Of Psychopathology
Changing Conceptualizations Of Mental Illness
Neuroscience Approaches To Understanding Psychopathology
Research Methods
Assessment and Classification
Disorders Of Childhood
Mood Disorders
Stress, Trauma, and Psychopathology
Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Dissociative Disorders And Somatic Symptom Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sexuality Disorders And Gender Dysphoria
Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Personality Disorder
Neurocognitive Disorders
Law And Mental Health

William J. Ray

William J. Ray is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Penn State University. He received his PhD from Vanderbilt University and was a Fellow in Medical Psychology at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. He received his undergraduate degree from Eckerd College, where he learned about the value of primary sources and the need to integrate information from a number of perspectives. As part of his clinical training, he has worked in a number of mental hospitals and clinics across the country, where he developed an appreciation of the experiences of those with mental disorders. In his career, he has served as a... More About Author

Adapted by: Anuradha Sovani

Anuradha Sovani is a full Professor of psychology and heads the Department of Psychology at SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. Prior to this appointment, she has headed the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Mumbai. She has been a UGC Research Fellow during her MPhil as well as doctoral work at the University of Mumbai, an NCERT scholar through college life, and a Chancellor’s Gold Medalist. Teaching is her passion, as is writing; she has written several books, chapters, newspaper columns, and articles in both English and Marathi (the local language of Maharashtra), for both professional and lay readers, and has been... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352806829