ESSENTIALS OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY is the perfect text to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! Shorter and easier than other textbooks for the course, this textbook shows you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes. Then, take advantage of Abnormal PsychologyNow, our web-based intelligent study system that creates a personalized study plan for you that will save you hours of study time by helping you focus on areas that you struggle with. Packaged with the text is the ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY LIVE CD-ROM which provides real case profiles - 95 percent from the authors' own case files - to give you a realistic context for the scientific findings of the book.Barlow, David H. is the author of 'Essentials of Abnormal Psychology', published 2005 under ISBN 9780534605759 and ISBN 0534605753.