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Table of Contents

In this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Abnormal Psychology: An Overview

Chapter 2 Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior

Chapter 3 Causal Factors and Viewpoints

Chapter 4 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

Chapter 5 Stress and Physical and Mental Health

Chapter 6 Panic, Anxiety, and Their Disorders

Chapter 7 Mood Disorders and Suicide

Chapter 8 Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

Chapter 9 Eating Disorders and Obesity

Chapter 10 Personality Disorders

Chapter 11 Substance-Related Disorders

Chapter 12 Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions

Chapter 13 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Chapter 14 Neurocognitive Disorders

Chapter 15 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

Chapter 16 Therapy

Chapter 17 Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology


Chapter 1: Abnormal Psychology: An Overview

What Do We Mean by Abnormality?

The DSM-5 and the Definition of Mental Disorder

Why Do We Need to Classify Mental Disorders?

What Are the Disadvantages of Classification?

How Can We Reduce Prejudicial Attitudes Toward the Mentally Ill?

How Does Culture Affect What Is Considered Abnormal?

Culture-Specific Disorders

How Common Are Mental Disorders?

Prevalence and Incidence

Prevalence Estimates for Mental Disorders


Mental Health Professionals

Research Approaches in Abnormal Psychology

Sources of Information

Case Studies

Self-Report Data

Observational Approaches

Forming and Testing Hypotheses

Sampling and Generalization

Internal and External Validity

Criterion and Comparison Groups

Research Designs

Studying the World as It Is: Correlational Research Designs

Measuring Correlation

Statistical Significance

Effect Size


Correlations and Causality

Retrospective Versus Prospective Strategies

Manipulating Variables: The Experimental Method in Abnormal Psychology

Studying the Efficacy of Therapy

Single-Case Experimental Designs

Animal Research


Key Terms

Chapter 2: Historical and Contemporary Views of Abnormal Behavior

Historical Views of Abnormal Behavior

Demonology, Gods, and Magic

Hippocrates' Early Medical Concepts

Early Philosophical Conceptions of Consciousness

Later Greek and Roman Thought

Early Views of Mental Disorders in China

Views of Abnormality During the Middle Ages

Toward Humanitarian Approaches

The Resurgence of Scientific Questioning in Europe

The Establishment of Early Asylums

Humanitarian Reform

Nineteenth-Century Views of the Causes and Treatment of Mental Disorders Changing Attitudes Toward Mental Health in the Early Twentieth Century

Mental Hospital Care in the Twenty-First Century

Biological Discoveries: Establishing the Link Between the Brain and Mental Disorder

The Development of a Classification System

Development of the Psychological Basis of Mental Disorder

The Evolution of the Psychological Research Tradition: Experimental Psychology


Key Terms

Chapter 3: Causal Factors and Viewpoints

Causes and Risk Factors for Abnormal Behavior

Necessary, Sufficient, and Contributory Causes

Feedback and Bidirectionality in Abnormal Behavior

Diathesis-Stress Models

Viewpoints for Understanding the Causes of Abnormal Behavior

The Biological Viewpoint and Biological Causal Factors

Imbalances of Neurotransmitters and Hormones

Genetic Vulnerabilities


Brain Dysfunction and Neural Plasticity

The Impact of the Biological Viewpoint

The Psychological Viewpoints

The Psychodynamic Perspectives

The Behavioral Perspective

The Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective

What the Adoption of a Perspective Does and Does Not Do

Psychological Causal Factors

Early Deprivation or Trauma

Inadequate Parenting Styles

Marital Discord and Divorce

Maladaptive Peer Relationships

The Sociocultural Viewpoint

Uncovering Sociocultural Factors Through Cross-Cultural Studies

Sociocultural Causal Factors

Low Socioeconomic Status and Unemployment

Prejudice and Discrimination in Race, Gender, and Ethnicity

Social Change and Uncertainty

Urban Stressors: Violence and Homelessness

The Impact of the Sociocultural Viewpoint


Key Terms

Chapter 4: Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis

The Basic Elements in Assessment

The Relationship Between Assessment and Diagnosis

Taking a Social or Behavioral History

Ensuring Culturally Sensitive Assessment Procedures

The Influence of Professional Orientation

Reliability, Validity, and Standardization

Trust and Rapport Between the Clinician and the Client

Assessment of the Physical Organism

The General Physical Examination

The Neurological Examination

The Neuropsychological Examination

Psychosocial Assessment

Assessment Interviews

The Clinical Observation of Behavior

Psychological Tests

The Case of Andrea C.: Experiencing Violence in the Workplace

The Integration of Assessment Data

Ethical Issues in Assessment

Classifying Abnormal Behavior

Differing Models of Classification

Formal Diagnostic Classification of Mental Disorders


Key Terms

Chapter 5: Panic, Anxiety, and Their Disorders

The Fear and Anxiety Response Patterns



Overview of the Anxiety Disorders and Their Commonalities

Specific Phobias

Prevalence, Age of Onset, and Gender Differences

Psychological Causal Factors

Biological Causal Factors


Social Phobias

Prevalence, Age of Onset, and Gender Differences

Psychological Causal Factors

Biological Causal Factors


Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia

Panic Disorder


Prevalence, Age of Onset, and Gender Differences

Comorbidity with Other Disorders

The Timing of a First Panic Attack

Biological Causal Factors

Psychological Causal Factors


Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Prevalence, Age of Onset, and Gender Differences

Comorbidity with Other Disorders

Psychological Causal Factors

Biological Causal Factors


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Prevalence, Age of Onset, and Gender Differences

Comorbidity with Other Disorders

Psychological Causal Factors

Biological Causal Factors


Sociocultural Causal Factors for All Anxiety Disorders

Cultural Differences in Sources of Worry

Taijin Kyofusho


Key Terms

Chapter 6: Mood Disorders and Suicide

Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders: An Overview

Types of Mood Disorders

The Prevalence of Mood Disorders

Unipolar Mood Disorders

Depressions That Are Not Mood Disorders

Dysthymic Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Depression Emerge During Adolescence?

Causal Factors in Unipolar Mood Disorders

Biological Causal Factors

Psychological Causal Factors

Bipolar Disorders

Cyclothymic Disorder

Bipolar Disorders (I and II)

Causal Factors in Bipolar Disorders

Biological Causal Factors

Psychological Causal Factors

Sociocultural Factors Affecting Unipolar and Bipolar Disorders

Cross-Cultural Differences in Depressive Symptoms

Cross-Cultural Differences in Prevalence

Demographic Differences in the United States

Treatments and Outcomes


Alternative Biological Treatments



The Clinical Picture and the Causal Pattern

Who Attempts and Who Commits Suicide?

Suicide in Children

Suicide in Adolescents and Young Adults

Other Psychosocial Factors Associated with Suicide

Biological Causal Factors

Sociocultural Factors

Suicidal Ambivalence

Communication of Suicidal Intent

Suicide Notes

Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Treatment of Mental Disorders

Crisis Intervention

Focus on High-Risk Groups and Other Measures


Key Terms

Chapter 7: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

What Are Somatoform Disorders?


Somatization Disorder

Pain Disorder

Conversion Disorder

Distinguishing Somatization, Pain, and Conversion Disorders from Malingering and Factitious Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What Are Dissociative Disorders?

Depersonalization Disorder

Dissociative Amnesia and Dissociative Fugue

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Sociocultural Factors in Dissociative Disorders

Treatment and Outcomes in Dissociative Disorders


Key Terms

Chapter 8: Eating Disorders and Obesity

Eating Disorders

Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Other Forms of Eating Disorders

Age of Onset and Gender Differences

Prevalence of Eating Disorders

Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

Course and Outcome

Diagnostic Crossover

Association of Eating Disorders with Other Forms of Psychopathology

Eating Disorders Across Cultures

Biological Factors

Sociocultural Factors

Family Influences

Individual Risk Factors

Treatment of Eating Disorders

Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Treatment of Binge-Eating Disorder


The Problem of Obesity

Medical Issues

Definition and Prevalence

Weight Stigma

Obesity and the DSM

Risk and Causal Factors in Obesity

The Role of Genes

Hormones Involved in Appetite and Weight Regulation

Sociocultural Influences

Family Influences

Stress and "Comfort Food"

Pathways to Obesity

Treatment of Obesity

Lifestyle Modifications


Bariatric Surgery

The Importance of Prevention


Key Terms

Chapter 9: Personality Disorders

Clinical Features of Personality Disorders

Difficulties Doing Research on Personality Disorders

Difficulties in Diagnosing Personality Disorders

Difficulties in Studying the Causes of Personality Disorders

Cluster A Personality Disorders

Paranoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Cluster B Personality Disorders

Histrionic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Cluster C Personality Disorders

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Provisional Categories of Personality Disorder in DSM-IV-TR

General Sociocultural Causal Factors for Personality Disorders

Treatments and Outcomes for Personality Disorders

Adapting Therapeutic Techniques to Specific Personality Disorders

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Treating Other Personality Disorders

Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy

Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder

The Clinical Picture in Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder

Causal Factors in Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality

A Developmental Perspective on Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality

Treatments and Outcomes in Psychopathic and Antisocial Personality


Key Terms

Chapter 10: Substance-Related Disorders

Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

The Prevalence, Comorbidity, and Demographics of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

The Clinical Picture of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Drinking Is Too Much?

Biological Causal Factors in the Abuse of and Dependence on Alcohol

Psychosocial Causal Factors in Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

Sociocultural Causal Factors

Treatment of Alcohol-Related Disorders

Drug Abuse and Dependence

Opium and Its Derivatives (Narcotics)

Cocaine and Amphetamines (Stimulants)


Barbiturates (Sedatives)

Hallucinogens: LSD and Related Drugs



Stimulants: Caffeine and Nicotine

Treatment Approach?


Key Terms

Chapter 11: Sexual Variants, Abuse, and Dysfunctions

Sociocultural Influences on Sexual Practices and Standards

Sexual and Gender Variants

The Paraphilias

Causal Factors and Treatments for Paraphilias

Gender Identity Disorders

Sexual Abuse

Childhood Sexual Abuse




Treatment and Recidivism of Sex Offenders

Sexual Dysfunctions

Sexual Desire Disorders

Sexual Arousal Disorders

Orgasmic Disorders

Sexual Pain Disorders


Key Terms

Chapter12: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders


Origins of the Schizophrenia Construct


Clinical Picture



Disorganized Speech and Behavior

Positive and Negative Symptoms

Subtypes of Schizophrenia

Other Psychotic Disorders

Risk and Causal Factors

Genetic Factors

Prenatal Exposures

Genes and Environment in Schizophrenia: A Synthesis

A Neurodevelopmental Perspective

Structural and Functional Brain Abnormalities

Psychosocial and Cultural Factors

A Diathesis-Stress Model of Schizophrenia

Treatments and Outcomes

Clinical Outcome

Pharmacological Approaches

Psychosocial Approaches


Key Terms

Chapter 13: Neurocognitive Disorders

Brain Impairment in Adults

Diagnostic Issues

Clinical Signs of Brain Damage

Diffuse Versus Focal Damage

The Neurocognitive/Psychopathology Interaction


Clinical Picture

Treatments and Outcomes


Parkinson's Disease

Huntington's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia from HIV-1 Infection

Vascular Dementia

Amnestic Disorder

Disorders Involving Head Injury

Clinical Picture

Treatments and Outcomes


Key Terms

Chapter 14: Disorders of Childhood and Adolesence

Maladaptive Behavior in Different Life Periods

Varying Clinical Pictures

Special Psychological Vulnerabilities of Young Children

The Classification of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

Common Disorders of Childhood

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder

Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

Childhood Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Symptom Disorders: Enuresis, Encopresis, Sleepwalking, and Tics

Functional Enuresis


Sleepwalking (Somnambulism)

Tic Disorders

Pervasive Developmental Disorders


Asperger's Disorder

Learning Disabilities

Causal Factors in Learning Disabilities

Treatments and Outcomes

Mental Retardation

Levels of Mental Retardation

Causal Factors in Mental Retardation

Organic Retardation Syndromes

Treatments, Outcomes, and Prevention

Planning Better Programs to Help Children and Adolescents

Special Factors Associated with Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Family Therapy as a Means of Helping Children

Child Advocacy Programs


Key Terms

Chapter 15: Therapy

An Overview of Treatment

Why Do People Seek Therapy?

Who Provides Psychotherapeutic Services?

The Therapeutic Relationship

Measuring Success in Psychotherapy

Objectifying and Quantifying Change

Would Change Occur Anyway?

Can Therapy Be Harmful?

What Therapeutic Approaches Should Be Used?

Evidence-Based Treatment

Medication or Psychotherapy?

Combined Treatments

Psychosocial Approaches to Treatment

Behavior Therapy

Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Humanistic-Experiential Therapies

Psychodynamic Therapies

Couple and Family Therapy

Eclecticism and Integration

Sociocultural Perspectives

Social Values and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy and Cultural Diversity

Biological Approaches to Treatment

Antipsychotic Drugs

Antidepressant Drugs

Antianxiety Drugs

Lithium and Other Mood-Stabilizing Drugs

Electroconvulsive Therapy



Key Terms

Chapter 16: Contemporary and Legal Issues in Abnormal Psychology

Perspectives on Prevention

Universal Interventions

Selective Interventions

Indicated Interventions

Inpatient Mental Health Treatment in Contemporary Society

The Mental Hospital as a Therapeutic Community

Aftercare Programs


Controversial Legal Issues and the Mentally Ill

Civil Commitment

Assessment of "Dangerousness"

The Insanity Defense

Personality Disorder Limit Responsibility for a Criminal Act?

Competence to Stand Trial

Organized Efforts for Mental Health

U.S. Efforts for Mental Health

International Efforts for Mental Health

Challenges for the Future

The Need for Planning

The Individual's Contribution


Key Terms


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