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Abnormal, Clinical and Forensic Psychology with Student Access Card Paperback – 25 Jun 2010
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"The material is well written, engaging and has a pronounced contemporary feel... I can see it being the sole text for my course" John Bogue, NUI, Galway
A brand new comprehensive European introduction to abnormal psychology that uniquely integrates clinical and forensic psychology. It guides you expertly through the spectrum of disorders whilst also exploring historical context, critical issues and psychological paradigms alongside essential practical coverage of research methods, assessment and diagnosis.
Case studies offer a unique and intimate portrait of each disorder, bringing the concepts to life, through personal experience
Opening vignettes open each chapter with a topical and thought-provoking discussion
International perspective puts the spotlight on cross-cultural issues and perspectives
Research explores how psychological studies have shaped psychopathology
Focus highlights the most interesting debates and examples in more depth, from nature vs. nurture and the mad bad debate, to obesity as food addiction
Visit the website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/holmes and...
watch fascinating video interviews with real disorder sufferers and "day in the life" documentaries charting their experiences
listen to interviews with forensic specialists discussing their research and activities
read the full and unabridged case studies from the book for greater clinical understanding, and answer accompanying questions raising the pertinent issues
take a quick multiple choice test for each chapter
"Well written it gives a broad overview of clinical psychopathology"
Leonore de Wit, Vrije University Amsterdam
"The author goes beyond what is usually covered in this type of textbook and makes a real effort to present the picture of a disorder in the context of the wider society"
Phil Tyson, University of Gloucestershire
"An authoritative description of some mental disorders with links to applied psychology fields. It is both informative and educative I found the material interesting and the case studies very appealing"
Jose Prados, University of Leicester
"Clearly written, interesting and engaging"
Val Tuck, Newcastle University
"Overall I am very impressed with the quality of the writing and the content"
Ronan OCarroll, University of Stirling
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The book not only accurately sums up key psychological issues of contemporary and historical psychology, but also has great sections on areas relating to areas key in contemporary forensic, clinical and psychological literature. For example the book has a wonderful section summing up 21st century biological positivist views - in particular that of Raine!
Furthermore the book aptly assesses and evaluates new areas including Kleptomania, Cyber crime and Mood Disorders.
Its not just the Authors contribution which is impressive the Guest Chapters On Schizophrenia and Research Methods currently used in Contemporary Forensic Research are brilliant and insightful as well.
Furthermore the Disk comes with a comprehensive, interactive and insanely useful DVD/CD-ROM, which combines real life interviews, interactive multiple choice questions on the literature, stories which explore contemporary debates, and documentaries, a key text for any undergraduate student!!
Be a great book to start getting insight! Modern feel, very colourful, great use of diagrams and imagery.
Great for any undergraduate!!
'Controversy has often surrounded psychiatry, and the anti-psychiatry message is that psychiatric treatments are ultimately more damaging than helpful to patients. Psychiatry is often thought to be a benign medical practice, but at times is seen by some as a coercive instrument of oppression. Psychiatry is seen to involve an unequal power relationship between doctor and patient, and a highly subjective diagnostic process, leaving too much room for opinions and interpretations. Every society, including liberal Western society, permits compulsory treatment of mental patients.
Psychiatry's history involves what some view as dangerous treatments. Electroconvulsive Therapy was one of these, which was used widely between the 1930s and 1960s.Read more ›
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Very good book, using it for research for my employment, the book is set out excellently, and easy to find subject matter.Published on 22 Feb. 2014 by lesley linton
Book is part of the books recommended by her Tutor and has proved very useful- A handy book to havePublished on 19 Sept. 2013 by Pat
This book is a really good buy. It is written in an easily digestible way that isn't confusing. The case studies are excellent and help to put the topics and issues discussed into... Read morePublished on 13 Feb. 2012 by shanice