What can today’s science of psychology tell us about the individual’s experience of mental disorders?
In the Second Edition of Abnormal Psychology, author William J. Ray takes a person-first, multilevel approach toward achieving a clear and complete understanding of the newest perspectives in this exciting field. Exploring behavior and experience, neuroscience contributions, and evolutionary perspectives, Ray guides the reader across levels of analysis ranging from culture to genetics. Every chapter includes personal vignettes, cases, visual examples, and data from around the world, giving students frequent opportunities to pause and reflect. The new edition offers up-to-the-minute coverage of topics including third wave cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), brain imaging, and global mental health treatments; new stories and examples; original videos featuring clinical cases and author interviews; and new features to help students make sense of changes in the DSM–5.
Ray’s New Edition at a Glance
Watch a short video summarizing Ray’s Abnormal Psychology, Second Edition, including its features, tools, and resources.