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The second edition of the bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers a thoroughly revised and updated version of that classic book. Written for any program type or setting, The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives-including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors describe different evaluation models, illustrate the circumstances under which each model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data itself. This new edition is filled with illustrative new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, and human services. The book also contains information on how to negotiate the evaluation contract. Throughout the book, there are charts, graphs, models, and lists to help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept.
This book's thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology is accessible to a broad range of readers. Up-to-date and forward-looking, the book continues to provide the most authoritative, scholarly, and comprehensive coverage of these subjects, tracing the developmental course of each disorder and showing how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with a child's environment. Coverage includes the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional approaches to classification as well as evidence-based assessment and treatment, contemporary research, and the latest theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, the tripartite model in children, depression, and autism.
Presents a balanced Scientist - Practitioner - Educator approach to understanding Abnormal Psychology. Several features distinguish this text from other textbooks currently available. First, the base of abnormal psychology rests on knowledge generated through scientific studies and clinical practice This text emphasizes this rich blend throughout. Second, it is increasingly clear that most forms of adult abnormal behavior either begin in childhood or have childhood precursors This text highlights what is known about the developmental trajectory of each condition. Such a focus is instrumental in helping students gain some insight into the etiology of maladaptive conditions. Third, Beidel integrates biological findings with findings from social and behavioral sciences to foster the perspective that abnormal behavior is complex and subject to many different forces, and highlight how these variables often interact in a reciprocal fashion. Fourth, scientific findings with respect to race and gender are discussed with respect to each condition. This includes a discussion of prevalence, differences in symptom manifestation, and any known etiological differences. Importantly, an effort is made to "bring to life" the nature of these conditions by providing vivid clinical descriptions In addition to short descriptions used liberally throughout each chapter, a fully integrated case study is presented at the end of each chapter, again illustrating the interplay of biological, psychosocial and emotional factors. My Psych Lab contains study tools such as flashcards, self tests, videos, as well as Speaking Out: DSM in Context which ties real patient interview videos to specific content from the DSM-IV, helping students understand how the DSM-IV criteria applies to real people experiencing disorders My Psych Lab is available at www.mypsychlab.com. Visit the Beidel preview website to view a sample chapter, sample Speaking Out: DSM in Context videos,watch an interview with the author, read reviewer quotes, and much more! http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/beidel1e/
The Collins College Outline for Abnormal Psychology examines the symptoms, causes, and common treatments of the most frequently noted disorders, including personality, mood, psychotic, anxiety, gender, and organic conditions. This comprehensive guide also provides essential information on the history of abnormal psychology, legal issues, social policies, and major advances in research, as well as detailed explanations of behavioral, cognitive, biogenic, and sociocultural perspectives. Completely revised and updated by Dr. Sarah Sifers, this book includes a test yourself section with answers and complete explanations at the end of each chapter. Also included are bibliographies for further reading, as well as numerous graphs, charts, and examples. The Collins College Outlines are a completely revised, in-depth series of study guides for all areas of study, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Language, History, and Business. Featuring the most up-to-date information, each book is written by a seasoned professor in the field and focuses on a simplified and general overview of the subject for college students and, where appropriate, Advanced Placement students. Each Collins College Outline is fully integrated with the major curriculum for its subject and is a perfect supplement for any standard textbook.
Abnormal Psychology 12th Edition, continues the tradition of giving students the opportunity to explore the latest theories and research in the field. It has been adapted to take into account UK/European examples in diagnosis and classifcation of mental illness, statistics on misuse of drugs and treatment as well as a fully revised chapter with European examples on legal and ethical issues. As distinguished scholars and leaders in the field of Psychology, our author team continues to emphasize recent and comprehensive research coverage that has been the hallmark of the text. Significant new material correlated to the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5), included in every chapter. Abnormal Psychology emphasizes an integrated approach, showing how psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives, and how these varying perspectives can provide us with the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments. Created for the 11th edition, we continue to offer a powerful video series for your Abnormal Psychology course with 7-10 minute clips to show in class or for students to review outside of class to help understand the patients experience. Unlike other videos, these feature real patients' and their families, in the context of their lives, describing symptoms from their own perspective. Each video provides concise information about the available treatment options.
This distinguished book is considered the most comprehensive in its field, and the author team includes the most preeminent and respected researchers in abnormal psychology today. The new 14th edition introduces a striking new design, new topics, fresh insights, streamlined writing, and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology.
Now updated to reflect the DSM-5, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's, Abnormal Psychology blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders and captures the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives. The new sixth edition continues to place an emphasis on an integrated approach to abnormal psychology, on making biological information clear to students, and on providing a strong focus on empirical research and diversity.
Each new edition of Ronald Comer's Abnormal Psychology has offered a fresh, comprehensive, and exciting presentation of the field, with objective, balanced coverage of a wide range of theories, studies, disorders, and treatments and all major models. Each new edition has also integrated the latest in pedagogical tools and state-of-the-art media for students and instructors. But even by Comer's standards, the new edition of Abnormal Psychology is an exceptional revision that captures the way the field has changed, the world has changed, and students have changed. The beautifully redesigned new edition features more than 2,000 new references from the years 2006-2009; hundreds of new photos, tables, and figures; and expanded coverage of multicultural issues, cognitive theories and treatments, and neuroscience topics. There has never been a text for the course so well-attuned to both the field of abnormal psychology and the wide range of students exploring it.
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 and the disorder second. Through consistent pedagogy featuring clinical cases and real first-person narratives, the text illuminates our understanding that abnormal behavior--rather than being either present or absent--exists in everyone to some degree on a continuum from normal to pathological. By highlighting this widely accepted dimensional view--which places the behavior of an individual at the forefront of clinical assessment, prevention, definition, and treatment--the text's goal is to encourage students to become intelligent consumers of mental health information. With its emphasis on assessment and treatment as well as prevention, the book gives students the tools necessary to understand the precursors of abnormal behavior, overcome the stigma associated with it, and identify the real people classified as exhibiting it.
This book has been providing an introduction to abnormal psychology since 1948 and remains the most authoritative survey of abnormal psychology, known for its comprehensiveness, balance of theory and practice, strong research base, and clinical sensitivity. Well-known authors Bob Carson and Jim Butcher have been authoring this book since the 6th edition in 1980 and renowned researcher Sue Mineka came onboard with the 10th edition in 1996. The focus of the 11th edition has been to retain the authoritative overview of contemporary and classic research within a more accessible framework. Features supporting this aim include Updated Research, Integrated Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Research, Accessible Organization, Highlight sections, Unresolved Issues sections, and Case Studies. The organization of Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life has to a large extent set the standard for the study of abnormal psychology.
This book intends to be a useful, reference resource that could serve as a primary text for students in undergraduate abnormal psychology courses and helps readers to understand the DSM-5 and to recognize the variety of treatments available.
In Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Richard Halgin's "Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders," students are shown the human side of Abnormal Psychology. Through the widespread use of current and relevant clinical case studies, and the biographies and first-person quotations in the Real Stories feature, students are presented with real-life portrayals of the disorders featured in the text. The text maintains the integrative approach to treatment using the biopsychosocial model, and acknowledges the evolution of psychological disorders over the lifespan.
An inspiring and clearly written graduate textbook with psychology concepts explained in a way easy to comprehend with updates on DSM-5.
Puts a human face on the study of Abnormal Psychology, now with DSM-5 coverage throughout. Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World, 9/e uses first-person narratives from people struggling with psychological disorders as a pedagogical framework. Updated to reflect the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the authors endeavor to bring research developments and advancements in abnormal psychology to students. Through illustrative case examples drawn from the authors' own experiences, they recognize there is a human dimension to the study of abnormal psychology. The 9th edition includes coverage of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), with updated text references and examples throughout. MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Nevid / Rathus / Greene program. Key learning applications include MyPsychLab video series with new virtual case studies. Teaching & Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience - for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Explore Theory -- Integrating Theoretical Perspectives -- The authors examine the many different theoretical perspectives that inform contemporary understanding of abnormal psychology and help students integrate these diverse viewpoints in the Tying it Together feature. Improve Critical Thinking -- Controversies in Abnormal Psychology-- Spotlighting controversies encourages students to think critically about these important issues and examine different points of view. The Controversies in Abnormal Psychology feature includes several critical thinking questions that challenge students to think further about the issues discussed in the text. Understand Diversity -- Integrating Diversity -- The authors examine abnormal behavior patterns in relation to factors of diversity such as ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Students need to understand how issues of diversity affect the conceptualization of abnormal behavior as well as the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Engage Students -- A Closer Look-- Provides opportunities for further exploration of selected topics that reflect contemporary issues and concerns. Many of these enable students to apply information in the text to their own lives. Support Instructors -- A full set of supplements, including MyPsychLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. 0205965016 / 9780205965014 Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World Plus NEW MyPsychLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205206514 / 9780205206513 NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205961711 / 9780205961719 Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World .
Balancing biological, psychological, social, and cultural approaches, David Barlow and V. Mark Durand's groundbreaking integrative approach is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. In this Seventh Edition of their proven ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Barlow and Durand successfully blend sophisticated research and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognized method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces that contribute to psychopathology. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogical elements, integrated case studies (95 percent from the authors' own files), video clips of clients, and additional study tools make this text the most complete learning resource available.
This classic textbook builds on the strengths of existing theoretical systems and clinical methods to provide students with a comprehensive and up-to-date real-world overview of the field of abnormal psychology. It focuses on maladaptive behavior as a product of the interaction between personal vulnerabilities and resiliencies.
The book presents the fundamentals of abnormal psychology and offers the most thoroughly researched and up-to-date explanation of psychopathology today.
In this book, the author sees recordings as socially progressive and instruments of a musical vernacular, and argues that, just as photography redefined visual art, recording technology has transformed our understanding of art music.
Abstinence is designed to help students take a close look at the choices and decisions they make in their relationships and to recognize the value of practicing abstinence from sexual activity before marriage.
The Academic Encounters 2nd edition series uses a sustained content approach to teach skills necessary for taking academic courses in English. There are two books for each content area. Academic Encounters Level 4 Reading and Writing Human Behavior engages students with authentic academic readings from college textbooks, photos, and charts on stimulating topics from the fields of psychology and communications. Topics include health, intelligence, and interpersonal relationships. Students develop important skills such as skimming, reading for the main idea, reading for speed, understanding vocabulary in context, summarizing, and note-taking. By completing writing assignments, students build academic writing skills and incorporate what they have learned. The topics correspond with those in Academic Encounters Level 4 Listening and Speaking Human Behavior. The books may be used independently or together.
This book engages students through interviews and academic lectures on stimulating topics from the field of American Studies. Topics include civil rights, traditional American values in relation to life today, country music, sports, and the globalization of American slang.
Academic Universe: Research and Writing at Oklahoma State University (2nd Ed.) is designed specifically for use in Composition II at Oklahoma State University by the instructors who teach the course. It has five chapters each detailing academic topics and problems under research by the Oklahoma State University faculty; Apparel Merchandising and Social Responsibility"; "Literacy and Multiculturalism"; "Television and Cultural Studies"; "Food Economics and Subcultures"; and "Conservation and Consciousness."