Psychological Assessment and Theory Creating and Using Psychological Tests

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Abnormal PsychologyAbnormal Psychology, 11e, is a classic textbook that 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.Features: Each Chapter now begins with ?What This Chapter Is About,? a concise overview of what will be covered in the chapter.? Each Chapter now ends with ?Our Take-Away Message,? in which the authors present some personal views on the material that has been covered.? ?Vulnerability and Resilience? boxes throughout the book emphasize the concepts of vulnerability and resilience as they influence the risk of maladaptive behavior and response to therapy. The number of ?Vulnerability and Resilience? boxes has been increased in this edition to strengthen the theme.? Material on current issues and research, e.g., brain plasticity and neurogenesis, the effects of drugs on bodily systems, the effects of 9/11 on New York City residents and other people, the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in mood disorders and more, have been included.? Numerous brief cases have been incorporated in the text, which include first-person accounts that illustrate the experience of mental illness, as well as the nature and challenges of clinical practice and clinically-relevant research. ? New case material has also been added on PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder and transsexualism.Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction 2Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Maladaptive Behavior Chapter 3 The Therapeutic Enterprise: Choices, Techniques, EvaluationChapter 4 Classification and Assessment Chapter 5 Stress, Coping and Maladaptive Behavior Chapter 6 Bodily Maladaptations: Eating, Sleeping and PsychophysiologicalDisordersChapter 7 Disorders of Bodily PreoccupationChapter 8 Anxiety Disorders Chapter 9 Sexual Variants and Disorders Chapter 10 Personality Disorders Chapter 11 Mood Disorders and Suicide Chapter 12 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Chapter 13 Cognitive Impairment DisordersChapter 14 Substance-Related Disorders Chapter 15 Disorders of Childhood and AdolescenceChapter 16 Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Mental Retardation Chapter 17 Society?s Response to Maladaptive BehavioPsychology by Pearson | Fifth Edition | By PearsonThroughout the fifth edition of Psychology, Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Noland White employ a learner-centered approach that maximizes student engagement. The authors draw students into the discipline by showing how psychology relates to their own lives. Clear learning objectives, based on the recommended APA learning outcomes, guide students through the material. While adapting this edition for an Indian audience, undue emphasis on the western cultural context has been removed and Indian cases and perspectives have been added, without disturbing the rigor and tenor of the original text. Features? A learner-centered approach engages students deeply in the study of psychology.? An engaging writing style helps awakens students? curiosity and energizes their desire to learn about psychology.? A greater emphasis on APA learning goals helps students master the skills they need to succeed.? Inclusion of Indian research helps create a friendly learning context for Indian students.? Some Indian topics added to the text are Culture and Psychological Processes, the Notion of Intelligence in the Indian Cultural Context, Health and Healing in India, Love in the Indian Cultural Context, etc. Table of Contents 1 the Science of Psychology2 the Biological Perspective3 Sensation and Perception 4 Consciousness 5 Learning 6 Memory 7 Cognition. Thinking, Intelligence and Language8 Development across the?Life?Span 9 Motivation and Emotion 10 Sexuality and Gender 11 Stress and Health 12 Social Psychology 13 Theories of Personality14 Psychological Disorders15 Psychological TherapiesAppendix A Statistics in PsychologyAppendix B applied Psychology and Psychology Careers.Abnormal PsychologyAbnormal Psychology, 11e, is a classic textbook that 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.Features: Each Chapter now begins with ?What This Chapter Is About,? a concise overview of what will be covered in the chapter.? Each Chapter now ends with ?Our Take-Away Message,? in which the authors present some personal views on the material that has been covered.? ?Vulnerability and Resilience? boxes throughout the book emphasize the concepts of vulnerability and resilience as they influence the risk of maladaptive behavior and response to therapy. The number of ?Vulnerability and Resilience? boxes has been increased in this edition to strengthen the theme.? Material on current issues and research, e.g., brain plasticity and neurogenesis, the effects of drugs on bodily systems, the effects of 9/11 on New York City residents and other people, the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in mood disorders and more, have been included.? Numerous brief cases have been incorporated in the text, which include first-person accounts that illustrate the experience of mental illness, as well as the nature and challenges of clinical practice and clinically-relevant research. ? New case material has also been added on PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder and transsexualism.Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction 2Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Maladaptive Behavior Chapter 3 The Therapeutic Enterprise: Choices, Techniques, EvaluationChapter 4 Classification and Assessment Chapter 5 Stress, Coping and Maladaptive Behavior Chapter 6 Bodily Maladaptations: Eating, Sleeping and PsychophysiologicalDisordersChapter 7 Disorders of Bodily PreoccupationChapter 8 Anxiety Disorders Chapter 9 Sexual Variants and Disorders Chapter 10 Personality Disorders Chapter 11 Mood Disorders and Suicide Chapter 12 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Chapter 13 Cognitive Impairment DisordersChapter 14 Substance-Related Disorders Chapter 15 Disorders of Childhood and AdolescenceChapter 16 Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Mental Retardation Chapter 17 Society?s Response to Maladaptive BehavioPsychology by Pearson | Fifth Edition | By PearsonThroughout the fifth edition of Psychology, Saundra K. Ciccarelli and J. Noland White employ a learner-centered approach that maximizes student engagement. The authors draw students into the discipline by showing how psychology relates to their own lives. Clear learning objectives, based on the recommended APA learning outcomes, guide students through the material. While adapting this edition for an Indian audience, undue emphasis on the western cultural context has been removed and Indian cases and perspectives have been added, without disturbing the rigor and tenor of the original text. Features? A learner-centered approach engages students deeply in the study of psychology.? An engaging writing style helps awakens students? curiosity and energizes their desire to learn about psychology.? A greater emphasis on APA learning goals helps students master the skills they need to succeed.? Inclusion of Indian research helps create a friendly learning context for Indian students.? Some Indian topics added to the text are Culture and Psychological Processes, the Notion of Intelligence in the Indian Cultural Context, Health and Healing in India, Love in the Indian Cultural Context, etc. Table of Contents 1 the Science of Psychology2 the Biological Perspective3 Sensation and Perception 4 Consciousness 5 Learning 6 Memory 7 Cognition. Thinking, Intelligence and Language8 Development across the?Life?Span 9 Motivation and Emotion 10 Sexuality and Gender 11 Stress and Health 12 Social Psychology 13 Theories of Personality14 Psychological Disorders15 Psychological TherapiesAppendix A Statistics in PsychologyAppendix B applied Psychology and Psychology Careers.

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