Essential Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
- Matt Field - University of Liverpool, UK
- Sam Cartwright-Hatton - University of Sussex, UK
Key features of this textbook include:
- The latest updates from DSM-5 and ICD-10 and a balanced critique of the diagnostic approach, keeping students at the forefront of the developments and debates in the field
- "Essential Debate" and "Essential Experience" boxes that encourage critical thinking and provide case study examples to help students critique the findings and apply them in practice
- Concise chapters providing students with the essentials they need to get a good grade in their module in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
- Additional student resources available on the companion website.
Suitable for all students taking Abnormal and Clinical Psychology modules.
- Watch author-selected videos to give you insight into how an understanding of abnormal and clinical psychology is applied in practice.
- Interactive quizzes allow you to test your knowledge and give you feedback to help you prepare for assignments and exams.
- Weblinks direct you to relevant resources to deepen your understanding of chapter topics and expand your knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology.
- Selected journal articles give you free access to scholarly articles chosen for each chapter to reinforce your learning of key topics.
- PowerPoint slides featuring figures and tables from the book which can be downloaded and customised for use in your own presentations.
- Test banks that provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalised questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
This book covers a number of subjects at a very introductory level, making it ideal for foundation degrees and first year nursing programmes.
As a RMN I really enjoyed reading this book and using it in our modules relating to mental health and introduction to psychology. Most of the chapters aligned with the summative assessment required and allowed students to be aware of the debates around historical and current concepts.
The style, of this book is in my view now outdated. It offers some critical comment, and a broad overview of the subject from a relatively traditional standpoint. The text by Cromby, Harper and Reavey; "Psychology Mental Health and distress" (2013) provides a model of what texts, which have hitherto been entitled "abnormal psychology", should be offering.
This comprehensive textbook covers essential and complex subjects in abnormal psychology, written in an easily accessible manner.
This book is written in a very accessible manner for undergraduate students. I suspect a few will purchase as it covers both adult and child psychopathology.
An excellent text which discusses the issues regarding classification, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and provides the reader with an accessible introduction to some of the most prevalent of these. I would recommend this text to A level students who wish to explore this fascinating topic in more depth. I particularly liked the 'feel' of the book - light and easy to hold which makes it a pleasure to read!
This is a very up to date and comprehensive account of mental health difficulties and treatment. It is a good overview for undergraduate students.
This essential introduction to abnormal and clinical psychology explores the key areas, controversies and debates in the field and encourages students to think critically.