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Abnormal Psychology, 15th Edition

The most authoritative and comprehensive text in Abnormal Psychology

The esteemed author team of Jim Butcher, Sue Mineka, and Jill Hooley offers students the most thoroughly researched, engaging, and up-to-date explanation of psychopathology, creating a learning experience that provokes thought and increases awareness. By adopting a comprensive bio-psycho-social perspective, this text takes students to levels of understanding that other books do not offer.

Hundreds of new references have been added to reflect the ever-changing field of abnormal psychology. This 15th edition includes specialized feature boxes highlighting many of the changes that are expected in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).

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This book not only gives you a good consolidation of the symptoms of the various disorders, but it also gives you criteria for each disorder from the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders)

This book was required for my advanced abnormal psychology class for my masters degree in forensic psychology. Although I didn’t use the book much in class, I did read the chapters that are assigned to the topics in class and they are very informative. I especially enjoy the real life examples. I typically don’t keep any of my books that I don’t need or will use in the future but I will be keeping this one for my collection.

Anyone who is taking an intro to abnormal psychology course will find plenty of information within this text. The book is well organized based on the DSM-IV and makes mention of changes in the DSM-V. I would just put the chapter that I was reading in a folder because the pages would just tear out when placed in a three ring binder. If a bound version is available at a reasonable price, get that version of this book.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 15 edition (March 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205167268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205167265
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.1 x 1.3 inches

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