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Abnormal Psychology (16th Edition) 16th Edition

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 16 edition (July 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205944280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205944286
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.3 x 11 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Aaron M. Vedock on September 17, 2013
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This is IMHO, hands-down the authoritative text on Abnormal Psychology today. We used the 11th edition in my graduate school psychopathology, and I recently purchased this updated edition, with all of the DSM-V changes added. Looking forward to re-reading this text once again. It serves as a "go-to" reference, which I keep on my office desk at all times. One down-side, they no longer publish the "study guide" that accompanied previous editions, wish they would bring that back in future editions.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By annoyed student on November 12, 2014
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This book is poorly written. Yes it includes updated information regarding DSM-5, but that's about the only good thing. Many pieces of information seem to be put in random sections within the chapters. There are many times where I'm left asking "why was this random bit of info included under this header and not under the section it actually relates to"? Another thing that annoys me about this book is that within the chapters, there is never a good summary (either in the text or a diagram) of the official DSM-5 diagnosis. I'll walk you through the most recent chapter (about eating disorders) I read. First in the intro we are led to believe there are only two disorders, then a third one is introduced, then a discussion about disorders that were recently removed from the DSM, then a 4th one (a new one to DSM-5) is introduced in a little side box, and then in the end-of-chapter summary it says "included in DSM-5 are THREE different eating disorders". I count four, but honestly I am still confused. So after reading this chapter, I couldn't even list the official eating disorders in DSM-5. Quality was sacrificed to be one of the first DSM-5 textbooks on the market. I'm an undergrad student and have thoroughly read through close to 20 bio, chem, and psych books for my classes. I have never had as much frustration with a textbook as I have with this one. Professors on Amazon, please choose a better book for your course!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By josephine volpe on March 26, 2015
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great learning tool...very comprehensive and perfect mate to DSM manual. Clear and concise presentations of therapy techniques used in diagnostics. Culturally sensitive and brings awareness to varying cultures perspectives on what may be considered abnormal and normal in a plethora of cultures. A must have for those desiring to understand the nature and process of abnormal psychology.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HonestyisHonorable on January 21, 2014
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I used this book for my Abnormal class and it really helped spell things out. Each section has review questions, the definitions and examples are easy to follow, and the chapters are just highly interesting. I would consider buying this book again just to have in my repertoire.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By deborah colvin-peterson on May 2, 2014
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I would recommend this as a text book or reference book for anyone studying or interested on mood disorders, personality disorders etc. The information is well written and current. The authors are amazing!!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary on September 21, 2014
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This is an awful book. I feel sorry for any student that has this book as a requirement. When one is a student that is in the beginning stages of his/her education, the reading should be clear and concise and to the point. I understand that abnormal psychology has many avenues to it, but this book is ridiculous. The definitions are awful and almost seem disorganized and awkward. I had better luck retaining the information from typing the key terms on the web. For a student to absorb information, it is better to not begin with such complexity. It is almost as if the authors are trying prove that they are intelligent and they seem as though they are babbling a lot of the time. I have had 4 other psych classes currently and I am able to understand and absorb all the education from my other textbooks well.
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It's a good read that goes far to explain abnormal psychology. I don't know if the 16th edition has much to offer more than the 15th (other than DSM-5 input), but the DSM-5 is under review and expected to update so we can also expect a 17th very soon after. I would rent this book for class and buy the 15th (or 14th) edition after class.
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By L.Villone, N.D. on August 7, 2014
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This was the most comprehensive book I've read on this subject. I am currently renting this text, but since the first chapter, I've been wishing I'd purchased it for my library. Well done!
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