Abnormal Psychology, 12th ed.

One of our major changes in Abnormal Psychology, 12th ed. by ANN M. KRING, SHERI L. JOHNSON, GERALD C. DAVISON,  JOHN M. NEALE  was to shift the chapter structure of the book to make the material more integrated and accessible. First, we have reorganized the order of chapters so that the disorder chapters are presented in an order that maximizes their similarities and research base. In past editions, we included a chapter late in the book on therapies, and yet we covered therapies throughout the book as well.

In this 12 edition, we’ve integrated the material on the different types of therapies in each and every chapter, and we introduce these concepts in Chapters 1 and 2. So that students will be equipped to understand the state of research on treatments as they consider each disorder, we’ve described how to evaluate treatment outcome studies early in the book, as we discuss other research methods in Chapter 4. To bring treatment to life, we’ve added new Clinical Cases throughout the chapters on specific disorders.

We have continued to add additional pedagogy based on feedback from students and professors. In addition to the new Clinical Case boxes, we have also added a number of new Focus on Discovery boxes in order to illustrate what the different disorders look like in the context of real people’s lives. In addition, we have modified and added new Check Your Knowledge questions so that students can do a quick check to see if they are learning and integrating the material.

There are many new photos to provide students with additional real-world examples and applications of psychopathology. The end-of-chapter summaries continue to be consistent across the chapters, using a bulleted format and summarizing the descriptions, causes, and treatments of the disorders covered.


Part One Introduction and Fundamental Issues

  •  Current Paradigms in Psychopathology
  •  Diagnosis and Assessment
  •  Research Methods In Psychopathology

Part Two Psychological Disorders

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive-Related and Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Disorders of Childhood
  • Late Life and Neurocognltlve Disorders
  • Personality and Personality Disorders
  • Legal and Ethical Issues


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