- Author : Christopher A. Kearney
- Publisher : Cengage Learning
- Release Date : 2011-01-01
- Genre: Psychology
- Pages : 608
- ISBN 10 : 1111343764
Abnormal Psychology and Life A Dimensional Approach Excerpt :
Chris Kearney and Tim Trull’s ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LIFE: A DIMENSIONAL APPROACH provides students with a concise, contemporary, science-based view of psychopathology that emphasizes the individual first. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior can be viewed along a continuum. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical definition, assessment, and treatment the text’s goal is to foster personal relevance for students and encourage them to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. The book also gives students a comprehensive understanding of the features and epidemiologies, risk factors and prevention, assessment and treatment, and long term prognosis and associated stigma of mental disorders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.