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Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology [Paperback]

Ronald J. Comer
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January 22, 2010 1429216336 978-1429216333 Sixth Edition
Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology helps students understand what it is really like to live with, study, and treat psychological disorders.  Combining the latest research with the actual experiences of clients, their families, and practicing therapists, Ron Comer opens the doors of this inherently fascinating field in an eye-opening, science-based, and yet human way.  Comer not only encourages students to think critically about the science and study of mental disorders—he also reveals the humanity behind them.
The new edition of Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology incorporates new directions in theory, diagnosis, and therapy, with much new material on cultural aspects of psychological dysfunction, on “new wave” cognitive and cognitive-behavioral approaches, and on the latest relevant findings from the field of neuroscience.

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  • Paperback: 489 pages
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers; Sixth Edition edition (January 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1429216336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1429216333
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 9 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals of Abnormal Psych. October 9, 2011
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This textbook is easy to follow along, easy to take notes with and easy to comprehend. The author/s provide examples that connect with the now. Additionally, the book provides a lot of background information for new learners in psychology.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Condition, Excellent Text Book July 31, 2012
By Jackie
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The book arrived quickly and it was in excellent condition. It's an excellent overview of psychopathology. If you're looking for a book that covers everything in the DSM, this has a couple of omissions (Sleep Disorders for example), but the organization and presentation of the material is excellent. I also used the associated online website with the quizzes and the videos. The videos were very worthwhile. I have a couple of minor gripes about the quizzes: If you get an answer wrong, it tells you it's incorrect but it doesn't tell you what the correct answer is (or why, or where in the text book this is covered). There were a couple of questions in the quiz that I was able to find the answer to online but which I am 99.9% sure are not covered in the related text book chapter. And there are at least two answers in the quizzes that are wrong - or at least, they are inconsistent with the text book. In both cases they related to information that would have been edited in the 6th edition (such as the revised outcome of the Andrea Yates trial). I was using the book and quiz for the 6th edition so I would have expected them to be in synch. However, this is still a 5 star text book for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of Abnormal Psych! February 19, 2012
By Emily
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I have been very happy with this textbook. It gives an excellent overview of Abnormal Psychology, as well as providing examples to depict disorders and/or symptoms applied to real-life scenarios. It doesn't dig much into each disorder, but it still provides the reader with a thorough overview.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Textbook January 10, 2013
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I bought this book for school and still have it almost two years later. It comes in handy as a psychology major. Also has some interesting stuff inside!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition and Excellent Book November 16, 2012
By melena
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Fundamentals of abnormal Psychology text is one of the best graduate books for psych courses. Quick, easy read and the website offers a pleasant compliment to the text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Text Book. September 25, 2012
By Linda
I am using this book for my online Abnormal Psychology class. It is very easy to understand, and surprisingly very interesting for a text book!! I really like this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about psychology!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for my Substane Abuse Psychology class August 15, 2012
By robrjc1
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This book was quite in-depth on many psychological problems that affect our society. The balance between the detailed lessons and highlighted "snippets" made it an easy reading textbook. At times I felt it was not a textbook, but rather a book that certainly held my interest, while I was studying! I used it for a senior psychology class for Substance Abuse Counseling.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Baaad! May 11, 2014
By Vickie
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I have purchased several used books from amazon and have been very satisfied. I do understand what used means but this book was so marked up I could not use it. I spent more money because I had to purchase another book and it took a lot of work to get caught up with my class and homework. Thank goodness my instructor was understanding about the situation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
The book exceeded my expectations, I was spending a fortune printing out the materials that I needed and this was very helpful. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sherri Saurwein
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
The service was professional. The expectations were met. I find that the book contains what it was made for. I will use the book for future reference.
Published 3 months ago by Robert Calderon
3.0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology Review
I chose this rating because I like the book and the price I paid for it, but there is damage and a smell to the book that I did not know about before purchasing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dana E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book.
Ordered it for cheap, got it fast and wasn't really used that much. Great deal tbh and cant complain about the cost or quality.
Published 5 months ago by rocboy17
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent format
The format allowed me to keep up with classmates that have the actual textbook. As the e-book is just as the textbook it made citing sources easy and compatible.
Published 5 months ago by Peter Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great review of clinical Psychology
Professor Comer once again delivers a book right for the lay reader as for the specialist. Definitions, summaries and examples make this book a first-rate guide of Psychology, As... Read more
Published 6 months ago by ReneRLopez-Dorticos
5.0 out of 5 stars Great psychology book.
So much valuable information. It has a much better lay out than other books. Even though they all have the same information. If you're into psychology, I'd recommend this book.
Published 7 months ago by Christopher Grimm
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy informative read
Excellent textbook, great information and easy to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it that I learned a great deal from reading it.
Published 8 months ago by Hilary
3.0 out of 5 stars bad condition
This text was in the worst condition I have ever recived a used text book and thats saying a lot as I have been ordering them for almost 4 yrs now. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gesene Huelson
3.0 out of 5 stars out of date info-who knew?
Taking a class in Abnormal Psychology, Professor informed me this book is no longer valid because,many mental illnesses have been re-evaluated and re-classified in the new DSM-5,... Read more
Published 9 months ago by bigkid
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