"Concise yet substantive, Comer's brief text clearly synthesizes theoretical models, research, clinical experiences, therapies, and controversies within the context of social and cultural influences. Like a good classroom lecture, Fundamentals weaves the main text, case studies, quotations, critical thinking questions, margin notes, cultural and gender differences, and other important elements into a cohesive narrative that keeps students engaged. Comer encourages students to think critically about the science and study of abnormal psychology. But beyond that, his text reveals the humanity behind the study of psychopathology-the impact of psychological dysfunction on those who suffer from it and their families."Ronald J. Comer is the author of 'Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology (Student Workbook)', published 2001 under ISBN 9780716751175 and ISBN 0716751178.