Since 1948, this distinguished textbook has been considered the most comprehensive in its field. Building on this strong foundation, the 12th edition introduces new topics, fresh insights, and sharper focus on research in psychopathology.The goal ofAbnormal Psychologyis, and always has been, to present to students exciting discoveries and the most thorough explanation of psychopathology possible. To keep this momentum going, authors Jim Butcher (University of Minnesota) and Susan Mineka (Northwestern University) welcome Jill Hooley of Harvard University, to the author team. Jill Hooley is an experienced psychopathology researcher and Director of Clinical Psychology at Harvard. Her area of expertise is schizophrenia.The 12th edition has been revised and enhanced in a number of ways, including a separate chapter on Eating Disorders; a separate chapter on Health Problems and Behavior; a new schizophrenia chapter; expanded coverage and explanation of research methodology; expanded coverage of mental retardation; new case studies and feature boxes, and much more."l;This text is the most thorough abnormal text currently available." -Michael E. Walker, Ph.D., Stephen F. Austin State University"This is an excellent textbook, written by prominent experts in the field and offering a comprehensive, elegant, well organized, and clear view of abnormal psychology and its complex relationship with modern life. Instructors and students will find this book to be theoretically balanced, clinically insightful, and empirically up-to-date." -Louis Castonguay, Ph.D., Penn State University"A book that students will read!" -Jean W. Hunt, Ph.D., Cumberland College"Each time I reread a chapter, I am impressed again with the degree of scholarship presented in this volume." -Sheri Johnson, Ph.D., University of MiamiButcher, James is the author of 'Abnormal Psychology', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205359141 and ISBN 0205359140.