Abnormal Psychology is considered the most authoritative and comprehensive text in its field; it set the standard for the course. The author team includes the most preeminent and respected researchers in abnormal psychology today. Now, the exciting revision of this classic introduces new topics and fresh insights, as well as a streamlined writing style and a sharper focus on research in psychopathology. The esteemed author team of Butcher, Mineka, and Hooley offers students the most thoroughly researched and up-to-date explanation of psychopathology, creating a learning experience that invokes thought, increases awareness, and takes students to levels of understanding that other books do not offer. The most extensively researched and up-to-date textbook available includes over 1800 references. Special feature boxes Developments in Research, Developments in Thinking, Developments in Practice, and The World Around Us focus on applications of research to everyday life, as well as current events, the latest research methodologies, technologies, and findings. Extensive case studies of individuals throughout the book bring material to life for students and offer a context in which to understand contemporary abnormal psychology. New DSM-IV-TR boxes appear throughout, and summarize the essential criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for the disorders discussed. This helpful study tool reflects current diagnostic practice and helps students understand disorders in a clinical context.Mineka, Susan is the author of 'Abnormal Psychology ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205459421 and ISBN 0205459420.