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Abnormal Psychology (14th Edition) [Hardcover]

James N. Butcher , Susan Mineka , Jill M. Hooley
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February 26, 2009 0205594956 978-0205594955 14

This distinguished book is considered the most comprehensive in its field, and the author team includes the most preeminent and respected researchers in abnormal psychology today. The new 14th edition introduces a striking new design, new topics, fresh insights, streamlined writing, and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology have emerged.

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About the Author

James N. Butcher was born in West Virginia. He enlisted in the Army when he was 17 years old and served in the airborne infantry for 3 years, including a 1-year tour in Korea during the Korean War. After military service, he attended Guilford College, graduating in 1960 with a BA in psychology. He received an MA in experimental psychology in 1962 and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, in 1990 and an honorary doctorate from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy in 2005. He is currently professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He was associate director and director of the clinical psychology program at the university for 19 years. He was a member of the University of Minnesota Press’s MMPI Consultative Committee, which under-took the revision of the MMPI in 1989. He was formerly the editor of Psychological Assessment, a journal of the American Psychological Association, and serves as consulting editor or reviewer for numerous other journals in psychology and psychiatry. Dr. Butcher has been actively involved in developing and organizing disaster response programs for dealing with human problems following airline disasters. He organized a model crisis intervention disaster response for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and organized and supervised the psychological services offered following two major airline disasters: Northwest Flight 255 in Detroit, Michigan, and Aloha Airlines on Maui. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality Assessment. He has published 55 books and more than 200 articles in the fields of abnormal psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and personality assessment.


Susan Mineka, born and raised in Ithaca, New York, received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in psychology at Cornell University. She received a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and later completed a formal clinical retraining program from 1981–1984. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Texas at Austin before moving to Northwestern University in 1987. Since 1987 she has been Professor of Psychology at Northwestern and since 1998 she has served as Director of Clinical Training there. She has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including introductory psychology, learning, motivation, abnormal psychology, and cognitive-behavior therapy. Her current research interests include cognitive and behavioral approaches to understanding the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. She is currently a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has served as Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (1990–1994). She is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Emotion, and is on the editorial boards of several of the leading journals in the field. She was also President of the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology (1994–1995) and was President of the Midwestern Psychological Association (1997). She also served on the American Psychological Association’s Board of Scientific Affairs (1992–1994, Chair 1994), on the Executive Board of the Society for Research in Psychopathology (1992–1994, 2000–2003), and on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Society (2001–2004). During 1997–1998 she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.


Jill M. Hooley is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. She is also the head of the experimental psychopathology and clinical psychology program at Harvard. Dr. Hooley was born in England and received a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Liverpool. This was followed by research work at Cambridge University. She then attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where she completed her D.Phil. After a move to the United States and additional training in clinical psychology at SUNY Stony Brook, Dr. Hooley took a position at Harvard, where she has been a faculty member since 1985.


Dr. Hooley has a long-standing interest in psychosocial predictors of psychiatric relapse in patients with severe psychopathology such as schizophrenia and depression. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and by the Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation. She is currently using fMRI to study emotion regulation in people who are vulnerable to depression and in people who are suffering from borderline personality disorder. Another area of research interest is non-suicidal self-harming behaviors such as skin cutting or burning.


In 2000, Dr Hooley received the Aaron T. Beck Award for Excellence in Psychopathology Research. She is currently the president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. The author of many scholarly publications, Dr. Hooley is an Associate Editor for Applied and Preventive Psychology.  She also serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of Family Psychology, Family Process, and Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment.  


At Harvard, Dr Hooley has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, schizophrenia, mood disorders, psychiatric diagnosis, and psychological treatment. Reflecting her commitment to the scientist-practitioner model, she also does clinical work specializing in the treatment of people with depression, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. 


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 14 edition (February 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205594956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205594955
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 ed Abnormal Psychology November 11, 2009
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The 14th edition is an excellent text for Abnormal Psychology or Behavior Pathology. Its cross reference to the DSM-IV-TR is up to date and current with the most recent research on all of the DSM-IV-TR disorders. I do not recommend purchasing an earlier edition, because this has so much more detail and illustrations especially the most recent brain biology.Abnormal Psychology (14th Edition)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average but too much fluff January 30, 2010
Material in book was pretty good overall, and I liked how they had chapter summaries, and sections dedicated to updates/advancements in the field. The negative thing about this textbook is that the print is so small it made my eyes hurt reading it and there was too much fluff. The chapters took forever to read and with all the fluff it made it nearly impossible to skim.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read. November 30, 2011
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Great book. Very interesting and informative. Hardback is nice. I bought this book for my Human Sexuality class and I really enjoyed reading it unlike most other textbooks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abnormal psychology September 29, 2012
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Easy to read and understand the concepts. The chapters are not long which makes getting throught text much faster. A good learning resource for those just beginning their study in psychology as well as those who are in their graduate year.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but be warned... March 21, 2010
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If you're ordering the "paperback" version that includes My Psych Lab, the book comes UNBOUND. It is hole punched for a 3-ring binder. I don't mind, but was surprised when I got it. The book itself is great. Very informative & easy to read. My Psych Lab is helpful as well.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Abnormal Psychology Text Review October 14, 2010
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Some chapters were easy to understand and informative and other chapters would go on and on and on.Overall okay for college textbook.
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5.0 out of 5 stars psychology book April 17, 2009
I like this book. It gives an overview of all the major abnormal disorders (Schizophrenia, personality disorders, childhood disorders, GAD and PTSD, ect . . .) and from what I understand, it is fairly similar to the 13th edition that has come out more recently.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for school May 19, 2014
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Good condition, as expected. I used this book for a summer course, and it served it's purpose. Cheaper than buying at the bookstore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved my class & kept this book
This was a good price & a required read for Abnormal Psychology class I attended years ago...still have the book on my shelf & I got an A!!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by seeker of truth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality
The book itself is amazing. Very interesting.

The quality of the text book was better than I expected. It looks brand new.
Published 6 months ago by Sarah Leaird
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
Amazing book filled with great detail about Axis I and II. It also provides case studies and DSM-IV criteria for many diagnosis. It worth buying and a great reference book.
Published 6 months ago by Jason Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about psychiatric disorders and medicines.
There is so much information in this book about psychotropic drugs, their side effects, and reasons for their usage. I learned much about the use and risk of these drugs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kim
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I received the book in a timely manner and the book has so much information that I can and will be using for a long school and in my profession!
Published 8 months ago by Tiffany Rook
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Find
A hard to find book that is widely used in Psychology departments in many schools. So, I am happy I have my copy.
Published 9 months ago by Mak
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is a good book to learn from, and it was delivered in good shape. Thank you for getting it to me quickly. I hope others enjoy it like I did.
Published 10 months ago by Doug
5.0 out of 5 stars well written
The information was well written and easy to understand. The book was very informative and a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more abut abnormal psychology.
Published 10 months ago by tim grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Psy
Good book if you use it in class. Shows how to diagnos on the axis levels and it has a lot of details to it.
Published 11 months ago by DMR
5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition and arrived quickly
Very happy with the way that the book looked. It looked like it was barely used. I arrived within the expected time frame. Very happy with my purchase.
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