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Psychopathology & Abnormal Psychology

Psychopathology & Abnormal Psychology

Five Volume Set
Edited by:

March 2015 | 1 760 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This Major Work provides a structured and comprehensive insight into the areas of psychopathology and abnormal psychology – topics that cover the causes and treatments of mental health problems. This is a notably interdisciplinary field that intersects a number of domains of psychological science including clinical psychology, child psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology and neuropsychology, as well as touching upon other areas of study, such as education. It also forms the knowledge base for professions such as clinical psychology and psychiatry.


This collection’s contents are structured thematically and each of the five volumes is dedicated to an important area of psychopathology or abnormal psychology. Additionally, each volume includes an introduction written by the work’s acclaimed editor, Graham C. Davey, which maps out the volume’s structure and highlights the significance of each article and the how the subject matter in that area has developed.


 Volume One: Conceptual Issues, Classification & Assessment

Volume Two: Anxiety, Mood & Trauma-Related Disorders

Volume Three: Psychosis & Personality Disorders

Volume Four: Substance Dependency & Eating Disorders

Volume Five: The Treatment of Psychopathology 



Part One: Conceptual, Cultural & Historical Issues
Using a Multicultural Lens to Understand Illness among Haitians Living in America

Guerda Nicolas et al.
Understanding Cross-Cultural Prognostic Variability for Schizophrenia

Amy Weisman
Epigenetic Dynamics in Psychiatric Disorders: Environmental Programming of Neurodevelopmental Processes

Daniel Kofink et al.
Conditioned Emotional Reactions

John Watson and Rosalie Rayner
Cognitive Therapy: A 30-Year Retrospective

Aaron Beck
Psychodynamics and the Unconscious

Matthew Hugh Erdelyi
Stigmatisation of People with Mental Illnesses

Arthur Crisp et al.
Mass Social Contact Interventions and Their Effect on Mental Health Related Stigma and Intended Discrimination

Sara Evans-Lacko et al.
Part Two: Classification & Assessment
Diagnosing DSM-IV – Part I: DSM-IV and the Concept of Disorder

Jerome Wakefield
Psychiatric Diagnosis: Lessons from the DSM-IV Past and Cautions for the DSM-5 Future

Allen Frances and Thomas Widiger
Psychological Testing and Psychological Assessment: A Review of Evidence and Issues

Gregory Meyer et al.
Race Bias, Social Class Bias, and Gender Bias in Clinical Judgment

Howard Garb
The Smartphone Psychology Manifesto

Geoffrey Miller
Part One: Anxiety Disorders & OCD: Introduction
The Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders: Prevalence and Societal Costs

J. Lepine
Cognitive Vulnerability to Emotional Disorders

Andrew Mathews and Colin McLeod
Part Two: Specific Phobias
Phobias and Preparedness

Martin Seligman
The Etiology of Specific Phobias: A Review

Harald Merckelbach et al.
Part Three: Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia
A Cognitive Approach to Panic

David Clark
The Role of Anxiety Sensitivity in the Pathogenesis of Panic: Prospective Evaluation of Spontaneous Panic Attacks during Acute Stress 

Norman Schmidt, Darin Lerew and Robert Jackson
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: Fear of Fear or Fear of the Symptoms Produced by Hyperventilation?

Ronald Ley
Part Four: Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The empirical basis of generalized Anxiety Disorder

T. Brown, D. Barlow & M. Liebowitz
Metacognitive Theory and Therapy for Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Review and Status

Adrian Wells
Behavioral Expressions of Intolerance of Uncertainty in Worry: Experimental Findings

Robert Ladouceur, Frederic Talbot and Michel Dugas
Part Five: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessional-Compulsive Problems: A Cognitive-Behavioural Analysis

Paul Salkovskis
A Review of Obsessive Intrusive Thoughts in the General Population

Lisa-Marie Berry and Ben Laskey
Part Six: Trauma-Related Disorders
Pretrauma Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Julia DiGangi et al.
Does Early Psychological Intervention Promote Recovery from Posttraumatic Stress?

Richard McNally, Richard Bryant and Anke Ehlers
Part Seven: Major Depression
Lifetime Prevalence Estimates of Major Depression: An Indirect Estimation Method and a Quantification of Recall Bias

Michelle Elisabeth Kruijshaar et al.
Beyond Depression: Towards a Process-based Approach to Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Marie Forgeard et al.
Attributional Style as a Vulnerability Factor for Depression: Validation by Past History of Mood Disorders

Lauren Alloy, Alan Lipman and Lyn Abramson
Part Eight: Bipolar Disorder
The Precipitants of Manic/Hypomanic Episodes in the Context of Bipolar Disorder: A Review

Judith Proudfoot et al.
Arguments for the Genetic Basis of the Bipolar Spectrum

John Kelsoe
Part One: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
The Personal Impact of Schizophrenia in Europe

Graham Thornicroft et al.
On Being Sane in Insane Places

D. Rosenhan
Crises and Life Changes and Onset of Schizophrenia 

George Brown and J. Birley
A New Look at the Neural Diathesis–Stress Model of Schizophrenia: The Primacy of Social-Evaluative and Uncontrollable Situations

Simon Jones and Charles Fernyhough
Schizophrenia Genetics: Where Next?

Yunjung Kim et al.
Glutamate and Dopamine Dysregulation in Schizophrenia – A Synthesis and Selective Review

James Stone, Paul Morrison and Lyn Pilowsky
Synapse-Specific Contributions in the Cortical Pathology of Schizophrenia

Saurav Seshadri, Mariela Zeledon and Akira Sawa
Biased Cognition in Psychosis

George Savulich, Sukhwinder Shergill and Jenny Yiend
Parental Socio-Economic Status and Risk of First Admission with Schizophrenia: A Danish National Register Based Study

Majella Byrne et al.
Post-Hospital Adjustment of Chronic Mental Patients 

G. Brown, G. Carstairs and Gillian Topping
Part Two: Personality Disorders
A Meta-Analytic Review of the Relationships between the Five-Factor Model and DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders: A Facet Level Analysis

Douglas Samuel and Thomas Widiger
Serious Mental Disorder in 23 000 Prisoners: A Systematic Review of 62 Surveys

Seena Fazel and John Danesh
Personality Disorders: A Nation-based Perspective on Prevalence

R. Sansone and L. Sansone
A Study of Anxiety in the Sociopathic Personality 

David Lykken
Schema Modes and Childhood Abuse in Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders

Jill Lobbestael, Arnoud Arntz and Simkje Sieswerda
Part One: Substance Dependency
Substance Misuse and Psychiatric Illness: Prospective Observational Study Using the General Practice Research Database

Martin Frisher et al.
Human Psychobiology of MDMA or ‘Ecstasy’: an overview of 25 years of empirical research

Andrew Parrott
Evidence for Controlled Heroin Use? Low Levels of Negative Health and Social Outcomes among Non-Treatment Heroin Users in Glasgow (Scotland) 

David Shewan and Phil Dalgarno
The Influence of Group Identification on the Adoption of Peer Group Smoking Norms

Penelope Schofield et al.
Molecular Basis of Long-Term Plasticity Underlying Addiction

Eric Nestler
Sensory Imagery in Craving: From Cognitive Psychology to New Treatments for Addiction

Jackie Andrade, Jon May and David Kavanagh
Part Two: Eating Disorders
Prevalence, Incidence, Impairment, and Course of the Proposed DSM-5 Eating Disorder Diagnoses in an 8-year Prospective Community Study of Young Women

Eric Stice, Nathan Marti and Paul Rohde
Are Eating Disorders Culture-Bound Syndromes? Implications for Conceptualising Their Etiology

Pamela Keel and Kelly Klump
Time Trends in Eating Disorder Incidence

Laura Currin et al.
Causes of Eating Disorders

Janet Polivy and C. Peter Herman
Parental High Concern and Adolescent-Onset Anorexia Nervosa: A Case-Control Study to Investigate Direction of Causality 

Philip Shoebridge and Simon Gowers
An Evaluation of the Transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Eating Disorders

Amy Lampard et al.
Part One: Psychological Treatments
Application of Operant Conditioning to Reinstate Verbal Behavior in Psychotics

W. Isaacs, J. Thomas and I. Goldiamond
An Evaluation of Aversive Treatment of Alcoholism

F. Lemere and W. Voegtlin
Cognitive Models of Depression

A. Beck
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Psychopathology of Schizophrenia: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Giles Newton-Howes and Rebecca Wood
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy: A Promising New Approach to Preventing Depressive Relapse

J. Mark Williams and Willem Kuyken
A Metacognitive Model and Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Adrian Wells
Families and Individual Development: Provocations from the Field of Family Therapy

Patricia Minuchin
How Does EMDR Work?

Marcel van den Hout and Iris Engelhard
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Marsha Linehan
Empirically Supported Psychological Interventions: Controversies and Evidence

Dianne Chambless and Thomas Ollendick
Studying the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

Neil Jacobson and Andrew Christenson
Part Two: Biological Treatments
The Appropriateness of Routine Medication Treatment for Schizophrenia

Alexander Young et al.
Pharmacological Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

D. Baldwin, K. Ajel and M. Garner
Factors Affecting Return of Symptoms 1 Year after Treatment in a 62-Week Controlled Study of Fluoxetine in Major Depression

Frederick Reimherr et al.
Efficacy of Drug Treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

David Baldwin, Robert Woods and David Taylor
Do Antidepressants Cause Suicidality in Children? A Bayesian Meta-Analysis

Eloise Kaizar et al.
Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials of Antidepressants for Acute Major Depression: Thirty Year Meta-Analytic Review

Juan Undurraga and Ross Baldessarini