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Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives

Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives

by Jonathan D. Raskin


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This groundbreaking core textbook offers a comprehensive overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders. The book retains important diagnostic perspectives, including the DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM, but also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, biological, historical, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation.

This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduates students on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, mental health or clinical psychology modules.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137547163
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/25/2018
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 700
Sales rank: 490,437
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jonathan D. Raskin is professor and chair of psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he teaches in the psychology undergraduate and counseling graduate programs. His research focuses on constructive meaning-based approaches in psychology and counseling, especially their applications to understanding abnormality and psychotherapy. Dr. Raskin is licensed as a psychologist in New York, where he maintains a small private practice. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Raskin has received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the SUNY Research Foundation Research and Scholarship Award.

Table of Contents

1. Conceptual, Historical and Research Perspectives.- 2. Theoretical Perspectives.- 3. Diagnosis, Formulation, and Assessment.- 4. Psychosis.- 5. Mood Problems.- 6. Anxiety, Obsessions, and Compulsions.- 7. Trauma, Stress and Loss.- 8. Dissociation and Somatic Complaints.- 9. Feeding and Eating Problems.- 10. Sexual Problems and Gender Issues.- 11. Substance Use and Addiction.- 12. Personality Issues.- 13. Developmental Issues Involving Disruptive Behavior and Attachment Problems.- 14. Other Presenting Problems.- 15. Suicide, Ethics and Law.

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Raskin’s textbook takes an unprecedented approach by bridging sociocultural and historical with psychological and biological perspectives in a relatable and engaging manner. Social justice perspectives and case studies, woven throughout each chapter, challenge students to think critically about each psychological disorder. – Clarissa Richardson, University of Idaho, USA

This is a comprehensive, easy to read and didactically well thought through textbook on abnormal psychology, suitable for introductory as well as advanced clinical courses. The book offers different explanations for clinical disorders and highlights controversies and open questions and by this encourages the student to think independently. Particularly welcome is the inclusion of DSM-5, ICD-10 and ICD-11 diagnostic criteria, which makes this book interesting for the widest audience. – Reiner Sprengelmeyer, University of St Andrews, UK

Raskin's text is a comfortable and informative read that students at all levels will enjoy, and even more importantly, it strikes a perfect balance between coverage of new scientific advances surrounding psychopathology as well as introductory clinical case conceptualization and treatment approaches. – Edward Selby, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

I am delighted to see a book that presents key information about diagnoses, but also presents a critical analysis of the issues and ways that students can consider the person not just their problems. We have needed a text that presents contextual factors and emphasizes the importance of different perspectives. This book is an excellent resource for undergraduate teaching to start to teach and discuss these key concepts of context and continuum, cultural considerations, and a holistic model of wellbeing. – Kirsty Ross, Massey University, New Zealand

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