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Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Psy 254 Behavior Problems and Personality), 10th Edition

Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 10th Edition, provides an inviting and stimulating look into abnormal psychology. The first abnormal psychology book to present a thoroughly integrated multicultural perspective — based on the authors’ view that cross-cultural comparisons can greatly enhance the understanding of disorders — the text provides extensive coverage and integration of multicultural models, explanations, and concepts. It also continues the multipath model introduced in the 9th edition, emphasizing the importance of considering biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural factors, as well as their interactions in the etiology of mental disorders. The book helps you gain an understanding of abnormal behavior as scientific and clinical endeavors, while providing insight into the tools that mental health professionals use to study and treat disorders. It also begins to discuss the proposed changes in the APA’s DSM-5 definition of mental disorders and its implications, including its change of focus from a categorical to a dimensional system of personality assessment.

About the Author

David Sue is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Washington University, where he is an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research. He has served as the director of both the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY and is co-author of COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. His research interests revolve around multicultural issues in individual and group counseling. He enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written extensively in the field of counseling psychology and multicultural counseling/therapy and is author of a bestselling book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. Dr. Sue has served as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and has received numerous awards for teaching and service. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon. He is married and the father of two children. Friends describe him as addicted to exercise and the Internet.

Stanley Sue is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Excellence in Diversity at Palo Alto University. From 1971 to 1981, he was assistant and associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington; Professor of Psychology, UCLA (1981-1996); and professor of psychology at UC Davis (1996-2010 and now emeritus distinguished professor). Dr. Sue served as 2010 president of the Western Psychological Association. His hobbies include working on computers and swimming.

Diane M. Sue received her Ed.S.in School Psychology and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has worked as a school psychologist and counselor, as well as with adults needing specialized care for mental illness and neurocognitive disorders. She taught courses at Western Washington University as an adjunct faculty member. She received the Washington State School Psychologist of the Year Award, the Western Washington University College of Education Professional Excellence Award and co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY. Her areas of expertise include child and adolescent psychology, neuropsychology, and interventions with ethnic minority children and adolescents. She enjoys travel and spending time with friends and family.

The book is very thorough. A great resource. The chapters are very informative and easy to read.. A must for mental health libraries.

Product Details :

  • Series: Psy 254 Behavior Problems and Personality
  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1111834598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1111834593
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9.1 x 11 inches

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