Abnormal Psychology, 5th Canadian Edition will provide your students with the most up-to-date, relevant and reliable content available in an abnormal psychology undergraduate textbook. Professors can trust that with Davison 5e their students have the most comprehensive and accurate content and research coverage available in a textbook providing them the foundation they need to succeed in their Canadian psychology studies.
Based upon reviewer feedback, sections of the text have been updated extensively to incorporate numerous new research developments, and many new cases have been added to illustrate specific disorders. The text fully integrates changes to the DSM-5 and places a stronger emphasis on tying themes to emerging research findings. Over 900 new international and Canadian references have been added to this edition.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Definitional And Historical Considerations, And Canada’s Mental Health System
Current Paradigms and Integrative Approaches
Classification and Diagnosis
Research Methods In The Study of Abnormal Behaviour
Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Somatic Symptom Disorders and Dissociative Disorders
Mood Disorders and Suicide
Psychophysiological Disorders and Health Psychology
Sexual Disorders and Gender Dysphoria
Disorders of Childhood
Aging and Issues in Psychological Disorders
Outcomes And Issues In Psychological Intervention
Legal and Ethical Issues
New To This Edition
Fully integrated DSM-5 content. We have worked to identify critical areas that will affect the organization of our text. For a full list of DSM-5 revisions please ask your Wiley representative.
Student Issues Box is new for this edition. Focuses on university/college students issues
Order of Chapters: 3 (Classification and Diagnosis) and 4 (Clinical Assessment Procedures) are switched in this new edition.
Canadian Clinic Focus are being moved out of the book and put online to save space. There are 9 of these in total throughout the book.
References have been updated throughout
The Wiley Advantage
Currency: Excels in its integration of current research. Davison, Blankstein and Flett include one of the largest and most current collections of international and Canadian references of any abnormal psychology text.
Focus on Discovery boxes provide interesting, in-depth discussions of specialized topics related to the text material. These allow students to deepen their understanding and strengthen their analysis skills.
The Canadian Clinical Focus boxes examine both specific clinics in various regions of Canada and clinical intervention issues.
Updated Cases: Each revision offers many new cases that illustrate specific disorders.
Approach: Follows the widely praised scientific clinical approach that balances clinical and empirical/experimental coverage.
Critical Thinking: Analyzes research, rather than simply citing it, encouraging students to think critically about what they are learning and to develop a framework for evaluating research evidence.
Topically Innovative: Provides the most comprehensive coverage of aging available (Chapter 16), an important topic first pioneered by an earlier edition of the text. Full chapter on outcomes and issues in psychological intervention