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Abnormal Psychology

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  170 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Authored by award-winning teacher and noted researcher Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, this text blends cutting-edge research in psychopathology with compassion for people who suffer from psychological disorders. Capturing the excitement of major advances in biological and psychosocial research and treatment alternatives, Abnormal Psychology imparts a true enthusiasm for and appreci ...more
Hardcover, 696 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published December 28th 1997)
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Information overload! How can I memorize all of this?
A textbook for abnormal psych classes, and written like the muddy sand that sucks your boots off as you try to pry yourself out of a swamp. I pity all who are forced to use this textbook. It avoids several key issues (for example - the 'right to die' movement isn't mentioned at all). And I can only imagine that with the revisions needed for the DSM5 updates, it's going to be even more convoluted and illegible.
Feb 20, 2017 Kristen rated it really liked it
Read the 6th edition with online access to the same book (published in 2015) for an Abnormal Psychology course.
Emily Ellison
Dec 04, 2012 Emily Ellison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used this book in my psychopathology class. I noticed that many of the treatment approaches included CBT. I really like the information given in the book. It was a well written textbook. I am surprised by the low rating. I was always looking forward to reading about the next disorder. I would read more by this author in the future.
A good college-level textbook, well-organized, useful summaries at the end of each chapter, and the topic--absolutely fascinating.
Elizabeth Cleve
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Organized well, Chapter reviews were helpful.
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Textbook used for class. Very readable, I actually read the entire book. Enjoyed the case studies and the biographic sketches included. Fourth edition referred to the DSM-IV.
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