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Abnormal Psychology Hardcover – September 29, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0073382784 ISBN-10: 0073382787 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 5 edition (September 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073382787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073382784
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.1 x 11.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #330,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema is a Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema has won numerous awards for her research on depression, including the David Shakow Early Career Award from the American Psychology Association, the Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of the American Psychological Association, and Research Career Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Recent books by Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema include Women Who Think Too Much (2003), Coping with Loss (1999), and Depression in Children and Adolescents (in press). Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema has taught Abnormal Psychology at the University of Michigan and at Stanford University, and has won multiple awards for her teaching. She currently carries on an active program of research on psychosocial factors in depression.

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The book has some stregnths. It includes a large number of clinical vignettes, which may help students better understand psychopathology (although this may be overdone). The text also encourages compassion for those with mental disorders--a plus.
However, the text appears to written for a younger, less educated audience than most university students. And, on some specific topics, the text does not provide adequate coverage of the literature. Consider just one example. In the chapter that covers obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the author suggests that biological treatments "dominate research on OCD." The author mentions that exposure and response prevention has been shown to lead to significant symptom improvement, but fails to mention trials in which exposure and response prevention have been compared to medications in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. This is a major omission. There are also a number of typographical errors, which give the reader the sense that the book is unpolished--rushed off to the publisher before it was ready.
One other departure from the typical abnormal text that is worth knowing about: there is a separate chapter on suicide. This is a bit unusual. More typically suicide is covered along with the mood disorders.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Erin Chapel on September 21, 2012
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There was a tremendous amount of information in this text and yet it was beautifully presented. I thought the use of stories, charts, graphs, etc., helped to make what could have been an overwhelming amount of information flow logically and make sense while reading it. I used this text for a grad level course in a mental health program. I wish more of my texts were this useful; definitely a keeper.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Tran on February 5, 2010
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This book is informational and easy to keep up with. No long complicated sentences and science-book like paragraphs. Also a good reference for research.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Watts on March 3, 2014
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This doesn't have DSMV info in it, but it is helpful nevertheless. I really like the real world examples, and the practice questions are helpful for preparing for exams. Love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DeViliShChild on June 30, 2012
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This book is sold as the paperback version of Abnormal Psychology, but all it is is a study guide for the book. worthless, do not buy
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By Jacque H on March 24, 2013
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This book is absolutely fantastic and I wanted to let everyone know that the book that is displayed is practically the exact same book as the $150 new Abnormal Psychology 5th or so edition book. I use it in my Abnormal Psychology class. It will save you money to buy this version that's about $50 rather than the other version. I think this book is called Abnormal Psychology International edition or something.
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By Richard J. Johnson on March 6, 2013
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What can I say about a college text book. I needed the book for a class so I bought it. The one good thing that I do have to say is that I bought it on Amazon for about half the price of the college bookstore, than I sold it back to Amazon after I finished the class for more than the school bookstore was willing to pay, but this one I'm going to keep
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By Jaquia Campbell on June 24, 2014
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Abnormal Psychology! I loved everything about the class and the textbook! Even though the book had medical terms and such it explained everything very well. I would purchase this book just to have on a bookshelf at home!
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