Abnormal Psychology (2nd Edition) by James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

By James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

ISBN: 047007387X
ISBN-13: 9780470073872
eISBN: 1118311485
eISBN-13: 9781118311486

Hansell & Damour's irregular Psychology, 2e will empower your scholars with the serious pondering talents to higher element, classify, clarify and finally larger comprehend irregular behavior.

Written by means of working towards clinicians and that includes a streamlined desk of contents, irregular Psychology, 2e bargains a brand new, cutting edge technique that encourages the serious pondering abilities with a view to aid scholars see the "forest for the trees." via putting the DSM-IV in a bigger context utilizing a large choice of examples, occasions and functions, scholars higher comprehend and contextualize the varied psychological health problems mentioned within the path. This features a new sequence of serious pondering questions tied to the "core concepts" framework of the textual content. also there are 15 new "visual essays" that spotlight crucial organic principals, each one is designed to aid scholars make the relationship among biology and psychological affliction.

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In particular, Spitzer argued that Rosenhan’s study did not actually prove what Rosenhan claimed, namely, that mental illness cannot be accurately identified. While Spitzer admitted that there were many problems with the state of psychiatric diagnosis, he argued that this was no different from other areas of medicine. Rosenhan’s study, in Spitzer’s view, only proved that these pseudopatients were not detected as faking mental illness, which is a far cry from proving Rosenhan’s much more general claim that mental illness is only in the eye of the beholder.

4. 5. Five Commonly Used Criteria for Defining Abnormality (Acronym: HIDES) Help seeking Irrationality/Dangerousness Deviance Emotional distress Significant impairment Help Seeking The criterion of “help seeking” suggests that we can identify abnormality simply by seeing who seeks treatment for emotional problems. ” Though sometimes true, as a single criterion for defining psychopathology, “help seeking” is quite inaccurate. , 2005). Moreover, many people seek psychotherapy for help with “normal” life stresses.

Have but two hours’ intellectual life a day. And never touch pen, brush, or pencil as long as you live” (Gilman, 1935). Many patients apparently improved after the “rest cure,” but Charlotte did not. In fact, she became worse and felt she almost lost her mind completely—not surprising, considering how important her intellectual life was to her. Eventually, Charlotte decided to leave her husband and child, recovered from her breakdown, and went on to become a prominent feminist and intellectual.

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