By James H. Hansell, Lisa K. Damour

ISBN: 047007387X
ISBN-13: 9780470073872
eISBN: 1118311485
eISBN-13: 9781118311486

Hansell & Damour's irregular Psychology, 2e will empower your scholars with the serious considering abilities to raised element, classify, clarify and finally greater comprehend irregular behavior.

Written through practising clinicians and that includes a streamlined desk of contents, irregular Psychology, 2e bargains a brand new, leading edge process that encourages the severe pondering talents in order to aid scholars see the "forest for the trees." via putting the DSM-IV in a bigger context utilizing a large choice of examples, events and purposes, scholars larger comprehend and contextualize the various psychological health problems mentioned within the direction. This incorporates a new sequence of severe pondering questions tied to the "core concepts" framework of the textual content. also there are 15 new "visual essays" that spotlight an important organic principals, each one is designed to aid scholars make the relationship among biology and psychological disorder.

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In all other respects they acted normally. All eight of the pseudopatients were admitted to the psychiatric wards of the hospitals, and all but one were given the diagnosis of schizophrenia (the other was diagnosed with manic-depressive psychosis—Chapter 5). After being admitted, the pseudopatients acted normally and said they had stopped hearing the voices. Yet they were kept in the hospital (their stays ranged from 7 to 52 days) and not one was detected as “normal” by the staff. During their hospital stays, the researchers were appalled by what they considered to be the dehumanizing experience of being a psychiatric inpatient.

I lay on that lounge and cried all day. The tears ran down into my ears on either side. I went to bed crying, woke in the night crying, sat on the edge of bed in the morning and cried—from sheer continuous pain. . The baby? . —and instead of love and happiness, feel only pain. The tears ran down on my breast . . ” ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CORE CONCEPTS Charlotte’s story, which we will return to shortly, is the kind most people associate with the topic of abnormal psychology. This is a textbook about abnormal psychology— about how abnormal behavior can be defined, classified, explained, and treated.

Yet they were kept in the hospital (their stays ranged from 7 to 52 days) and not one was detected as “normal” by the staff. During their hospital stays, the researchers were appalled by what they considered to be the dehumanizing experience of being a psychiatric inpatient. They felt that patients were routinely ignored and treated dismissively by the hospital staff. Rosenhan used this study primarily to emphasize the dangers of diagnostic labeling. But the study also highlights the misleading use, in this instance by trained professionals, of the “help seeking” criterion for defining abnormality.

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