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James N. Butcher, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Susan M. Mineka, Northwestern University
Jill M. Hooley, Harvard University
For undergraduate courses in Abnormal Psychology.
Abnormal Psychology is considered the most authoritative and comprehensive text in its field; it set the standard for the course. The author team includes the most preeminent and respected researchers in abnormal psychology today. Now, the exciting revision of this classic introduces new topics and fresh insights, as well as a streamlined writing style and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology.
The esteemed author team of Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley offers students the most thoroughly researched and up-to-date explanation of psychopathology, creating a learning experience that invokes thought, increases awareness, and takes students to levels of understanding that other books do not offer.
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Chapter 1: Abnormal Psychology: An Overview
What Do We Mean By Abnormality?
How Common Are Mental Disorders?
Research Approaches in Abnormal Psychology
Sources of Information
Forming and Testing Hypotheses
The Focus of This Book
Unresolved Issues–-Are We All Becoming Mentally Ill? The Expanding Horizons of Mental Disorder
Chapter 2: Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior
Historical Views of Abnormal Behavior
Toward Humanitarian Approaches
Emergence of Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior
Unresolved Issues–-Interpreting Historical Events
Chapter 3: Causal Factors and Viewpoints
Causes and Risk Factors for Abnormal Behavior
Viewpoints for Understanding the Causes of Abnormal Behavior
The Biological Viewpoint And Biological Causal Factors
The Psychological Viewpoints
Psychological Causal Factors
The Sociocultural Viewpoint
Sociocultural Causal Factors
Unresolved Issues–-Theoretical Viewpoints and the Causes of Abnormal Behavior
Chapter 4: Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
The Basic Elements in Assessment
Assessment of the Physical Organism
The Integration of Assessment Data
Classifying Abnormal Behavior
Unresolved Issues–-Need for Change in the DSM
Chapter 5: Stress and Physical and Mental Health
What Is Stress?
Stress and the Stress Response
Treatment of Stress-Related Physical Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Prevention and Treatment of Stress Disorders
Unresolved Issues–-What Should the Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD Be?
Chapter 6: Panic, Anxiety, and Their Disorders
The Fear and Anxiety Response Patterns
Overview of the Anxiety Disorders and Their Commonalities Specific Phobias
Panic Disorder With and Without Agoraphobia
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Sociocultural Causal Factors for All Anxiety Disorders
Unresolved Issues–-Compulsive Hoarding: Is It a Subtype of OCD?
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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.
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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