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by V. Mark Durand,David H. Barlow

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH, Sixth Edition, is the perfect book to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! Authors Barlow and Durand show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes. Then, watch the book's integrated case studies come to life with Abnormal Psychology CourseMate, which provides real case profiles to give you a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book.
Download Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (with CourseMate Printed Access Card) epub
ISBN: 1111343624
ISBN13: 978-1111343620
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: V. Mark Durand,David H. Barlow
Language: English
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 6 edition (February 3, 2011)
Pages: 736 pages
ePUB size: 1496 kb
FB2 size: 1318 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 507
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This book was for my abnormal psychology class at University. For a current university class, this is one book that you can't get away with using an old Edition of, as it matches the DSM which is updated occasionally and recently ( although I must say and that old editions of the DSM are very interesting in order to compare the changes and transformations in diagnosis and the way society looks at mental issues). this book goes with the most current DSM update. I learned so much from this book, it is filled with interesting case stories and all sorts of facts and tidbits. It reads in an interesting and easy way. this abnormal psychology class was one of my very favorite college classes. the only problem with this book (as tends to happen with large college books filled with a lot of information) is it can tend to be a little heavy and cumbersome. I do not think that is a fault of the book, the book itself is absolutely wonderful, thats just what happens in college you have to carry around heavy books. I will keep and cherish it for many years! So no, you cannot buy my used copy ;) I also have to say that you do not need to be enrolled in a college psychology class in order to enjoy this book , this book would benefit anyone who is interested in the information.
This book is a treasure trove for the students of psychology. When I began to study psychology in college I wish this was my first book because it lays down the foundation of many of the things I had learned over the course of my studies. When I say the first book it isn't because it's basic but because it is extensive and explains psychological disorders in a comprehensive easy to read way. The authors are notable psychologist who participated in comprising the DSM-4 and 5
I feel the need to preface this review by pointing out that I suspect any comment I provide, positive or negative, will be unlikely to sway anyone. This textbook has become a mainstay in psychology courses in North America and, I'm happy to learn, in Australia and has represented a required purchase for cash-strapped undergrads for many years. What I can say, though, is that this book is one of my only undergraduate purchases that remained in my library through my graduate years and since, as a registered clinical psychologist. I cannot emphasize emphatically enough the depth and breadth of information within this book, peppered with demonstrative case examples, current research trends, and only the most important core clinical features of each presentation reviewed.

If this book has one flaw, it is in the first and final chapters, which deviate from the discussion of groups of disorders and talks again about the greater practice of psychology. While I can find no specific error within these chapters, they cover material that are better covered by other textbooks covering different material and I'm hard pressed to agree with the fact that they belong in an abnormal psychological curriculum specifically. The book should stick to what it's good at, and what it's good at is reviewing the clinical presentations of different families of psychological disorders.

Barlow and Durand represent titans in the field of clinical psychological research and they certainly bring their wealth of knowledge and experience into the pages of this book.
I will say this, "Abnormal Psychology: An Integrated Approach" is certainly one of those textbooks I'll hold on to and read again after this semester is over. The information is easy to imbibe and the presentation, frankly, makes the book easy to read. I've found myself for the first time in a long time ahead of the class readings, and I got the book late!
Really enjoyed exploring the many facets of abnormal psychology. Loved the embedded stories for actual people. Bought this for an abnormal psych course. I am biased towards leaving a good review, as this was one of my favorite college courses.
A good overview of the major psychological disorders, with interesting insight into each. The DSM-5 "boxes" that articulate the specific criteria for each disorder was helpful, but I learned is actually a bit different and often abbreviated from the actual DSM-5 text. It didn't cause any problems for me in the course though.
The outside covers were a little ratty and not quite as advertised and the front hard cover was half torn off of the inner spine, however the pages were clean and had minimal marking. The book content is great and is an excellent intro to Abnormal Psychology. I kind of wish that the DVD that is included in new editions, was not included and can no longer be purchased. Considering the price of a new edition, this price could not be beat.
The book cover was completely destroyed and so was the spine. it looks like rats chewed the cover. I'm very disappointed because Amazon has strict renting standards... i guess someone didn't do their job correctly. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars instead of one is because the pages on the inside are fine.