For courses in Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology. Noteworthy for its clear and engaging writing style, Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World seeks to give students a better appreciation of the human side of abnormal psychology. Through many engaging case examples and student-oriented applications, the text provides an accessible approach to the theories, research, causes and treatments of disorders.HALLMARK FEATURES:Q: How do you help students integrate the theoretical perspectives (psychological, biological, and sociocultural) involved with abnormal disorders?A: Our "Tying it Together" feature examines the multiple factors involved in many forms of abnormal behavior. Psychological disorders are complex behavior patterns that cannot be explained by a single cause. By clearly explaining the interaction between perspectives (one perspective alone is not "correct"), Tying it Together helps students to see the importance of taking into account multiple factors. Tying It Together featureSee pg. 267, Depression and Mood Disorders See pg. 205, Anxiety Disorders Catch phrase: "biopsychosocial"Q: Would it be helpful for students to have a text that helps them review and organize their knowledge about major disorders?A: Overview charts capsulize information on the features, causes and treatments of various disorders. At a glance, students can see how the information presented in the chapter fits together. Overview ChartsSee pg. 467, Overview of Personality DisordersQ: How important is it that students are able to apply some of this material to their own experiences?A: "Closer Look" Boxes provide information on selected topics of interest to students. Either focusing specifically on student experiences, emerging developments and intriguing research in the field, or prompting students to explore topics more in-depth, these Closer Look boxes bring a personal approach to abnormal psychology.Closer Look boxesDirectly related to student lives: pg. 283, Suicide PreventionResearch/Emerging developments: pg. 267, Something Fishy About ThisIn-Depth exploration: pg. 486, The Savant SyndromeQ: Do you have students who come to class with misconceived notions about abnormal psychology?A: Each chapter begins with "Truth or Fiction" questions that may challenge preconceived ideas and common folklore, debunk myths and misconceptions, or highlight new research in the field. Encouraging students to answer the questions at the beginning of the chapter, "Truth or Fiction Revisited" allow students to compare their answers later in the chapter.Truth or Fiction--Gives students immediate feedback on the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of their preconceptions regarding disordersSee Chapter 7, Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders, pg. 209Q: Do your students sometimes apply the subject matter to themselves and evaluate their own attitudes and behavior patterns?A: Self-Scoring Questionnaires are included throughout the text to provide students with useful information to reflect upon as well as offer ideas/topics for classroom discussion.Self Scoring QuestionnairesSee pg. 162, Are You Type A?