Abnormal Psychology

By Alan Carr

© 2001 – Psychology Press

248 pages

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pub: 2001-03-15
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About the Book

This book presents a clear and in-depth account of abnormal psychology. It focuses on both clinical descriptions, using illustrative case studies at the beginning of each section, and on the implications of the major theoretical perspectives and relevant empirical evidence for clinical treatment. It provides a very readable and up-to-date review of topics including childhood behaviour disorders, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders and models of abnormal behaviour. Alan Carr illustrates a scientific approach to the understanding of these aspects of abnormal psychology. Both the content and style of this book will help students understand a complex area of psychology.


'…An excellent introduction to the major areas of abnormal psychology… clearly written and accessible to students from a variety of academic backgrounds. I can thoroughly recommend it.' - David R. Hemsley, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

Table of Contents

Childhood Behaviour Disorders. Anxiety Disorders. Depression. Schizophrenia. Personality Disorders. Models of Abnormal Behavior.

About the Originator

About the Series

Psychology Focus

The Psychology Focus Series, edited by Perry Hinton of Thames Valley University, provides students with a new focus on key topic areas in psychology.

It supports students taking modules in psychology, whether for a psychology degree or a combined programme, and those renewing their qualifications in a related discipline.

Each short book:

  • presents clear, in-depth coverage of a discrete area with many applied examples
  • assumes no prior knowledge of psychology
  • has been written by an experienced teacher
  • has chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary of terms

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology