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In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach--the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the intera In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach--the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles--95 percent from the authors' own case files--provide a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book. In addition, these features ensure that readers never lose sight of the fact that real people are behind the DSM-IV-TR criteria, the theories, and the research.


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In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach--the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the intera In this briefer version of Durand and Barlow's widely taught text, the authors explain abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach--the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles--95 percent from the authors' own case files--provide a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book. In addition, these features ensure that readers never lose sight of the fact that real people are behind the DSM-IV-TR criteria, the theories, and the research.

30 review for Essentials of Abnormal Psychology (with Psychology Coursemate with eBook Printed Access Card)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jocelyn

    The book was an interesting read with plenty of case studies. I used it in a college Abnormal Psychology class. Although it took a minute to get used to reading a textbook with constant in text citations, it made it easy to look up the actual studies to use for reference in my papers. There were a few times I enjoyed reading those case studies to give more depth to the material in the book. I felt in terms of content, the text certainly covers a lot but that a few of the chapters were disproport The book was an interesting read with plenty of case studies. I used it in a college Abnormal Psychology class. Although it took a minute to get used to reading a textbook with constant in text citations, it made it easy to look up the actual studies to use for reference in my papers. There were a few times I enjoyed reading those case studies to give more depth to the material in the book. I felt in terms of content, the text certainly covers a lot but that a few of the chapters were disproportionately shorter simply because there were less disorders under that realm to discuss. It was great in trying to provide the newest information and studies while maintaining objectivity as much as possible. I would recommend to a friend interested in abnormal psychology if not for the mandatory overpriced access card. The access card was severely disappointing as much of the information in the videos were not pertinent to our particular course. The quizzes created from the same publisher as the book had some questions that were incorrect or had more than one correct answer at least 10 -15% of the time. For an online course, that is not an easily made sacrifice. I also found several questions based not to test our knowledge of the actual material, but more of a subjective viewpoint. Unlike the book, the quizzes sometimes assumed correlation is the same thing as causation which I viewed as a scientific error in reasoning. It was clear to me that Durand & Barlowe were not involved with the online content involved for this textbook as this viewpoint was not evident in the overly objective style textbook. There is a 'crossword' puzzle vocab study guide that did not work on any browser for me nor did it allow me to print it for when I was on the go. The ebook only allows temporary access from the date of purchase. The instructional videos were finicky. Freezing sometimes with very low quality, obvious pixelation, as well as getting chopped off mid-sentence in some lectures. The card offers you a wealth of information for the person casually interested, but it offers so much material (hours and hours of it) and none of it was useful in the course I took. In the past, I've used other access cards from different books and have seen a much better job elsewhere in that regard. I think it disservices the quality of the textbook in this case. The publisher would be wise to offer a permanent e-book solution available on Kindle, ipad, and Android. The book would need to be updated with new studies every few years so I see no potential loss of profit in doing this and it would be a better use of the extra money gained from forcing students to buy this useless card.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Twist

    A wonderful book & as the title indicates Abnormal Psychology. Enjoyed the class and loved the teacher. I think the book really did well in explaining each abnormality with the description, symptoms, causes, treatment, and of course examples of people that would have the illness. I would buy this book and most likely will later. I did not use the CD -ROM.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Maybe it's just my fascination with abnormal psychology, but I enjoyed reading this text--even when my eyes started to drift closed from the redundancy of factual information. The case studies were helpful & entertaining as well. Maybe it's just my fascination with abnormal psychology, but I enjoyed reading this text--even when my eyes started to drift closed from the redundancy of factual information. The case studies were helpful & entertaining as well.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Angelica Houston

    You know you are heading in the right direction when you read a textbook front to back and enjoy it. Nice job Durand and Barlow.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Susan Marie

    This volume is by far the most comprehensive volume on psychology, disorders, symptoms, reasons and treatment made for all people. Not just for scientific study. This book is a keeper.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Linda Branham Greenwell

    A good Abnormal book . Now I am ready for class, Each time that books are updated teachers have to read them to keep up to date with what the students are reading :)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Amy Wasson

    Yes, this is a textbook for Grad school, but this was one of the most interesting books I've read in college. I thought Diagnosis class was pretty fun! Yes, this is a textbook for Grad school, but this was one of the most interesting books I've read in college. I thought Diagnosis class was pretty fun!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Hectaizani

    Textbook for my Abnormal Psychology class at UTA. It was fascinating and full of case studies that made it more interesting and entertaining and less dry and full of facts. Overall, I enjoyed the class and it reinforced my interest in psychology.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Wow! If you want to learn more about mental health issues, this is the book to read. It gives you a lot of details about different disorders. I read it because I had to, but it was still a good read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Have you guessed yet that I am back in school? LOL

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janice Payne

    Great book! Several chapters where discussed in class and I enjoyed the information presented in the book!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amy Anderson

    It was really good for a textbook!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Zak : So I can better understand how to interact with you next year.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Felicia_noel

    For a school book, it was very interesting.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    I like to get spanked really hard with this textbook. It was also an interesting class that used this. :P

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    Shawna

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

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  28. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Millward

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shaina

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jayde Scott

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