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Abnormal Psychology (Comer)

Abnormal Psychology (Comer) Author(s): Ronald J. Comer

Difference between 9th and 8th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 9th and 8th editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 3 years (2015 vs 2012).
  • Comer's Abnormal Psychology was first published in 1992.
  • Ninth Edition presents 11 interactive case studies available online through LaunchPad.
  • Chapter 1:
    • MediaSpeak box on how immigration laws target people with mental disorders in the 21st Century.
    • InfoCentral depicts facts and notions about happiness.
  • Chapter 2:
    • Material about the role of Institutional Review Boards in monitoring research studies involving human subjects.
    • MediaSpeak box about consequences of researcher's error in the conduction and interpretation of the study.
    • PsychWatch about infamous research studies involving humans (Tuskegee syphilis experiments, Project MK-ULTRA).
  • Chapter 3:
    • Material about correlation between spirituality and mental health
    • MediaSpeak box on how mental health care and religion.
    • InfoCentral describes the process of the drug development and approval.
  • Chapter 4: InfoCentral describes common factors that help contribute to a positive treatment result.
  • Chapter 5:
    • New treapies such as Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • MediaSpeak box about Halloween business
    • InfoCentral describes mindfulness training programs
  • Chapter 6 now covers trauma- and stressor-related disorders:
    • Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders
    • Adjustment disorders
    • Dissociative disorders: amnesia, dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder), and depersonalization-derealization disorder
    • InfoCentral describes rape trauma syndrome.
  • Chapter 7:
    • PsychWatch discusses inclusion of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in DSM-5 category.
    • InfoCentral highlights defferences between sadness and depression
  • Chapter 8: InfoCentral introduces dietary supplements for depression.
  • New Chapter 10 "Disorders Featuring Somatic Symptoms" covers:
    • Factitious disorder
    • Conversion disorder
    • Somatic symptom disorder
    • Illness anxiety disorder (hypochondriasis)
    • Psychological factors affecting other medical conditions (ulcers, insomnia, asthma, cardiovascular diseases)
    • MediaSpeak box shows that people with a serious mental illness receive worse medical care than “normal” people.
    • InfoCentral about sleep
  • Chapter 11:
    • New sections on binge-eating disorder and its treatment
    • InfoCentral explains association between body dissatisfaction and the development of eating disorders
  • Chapter 12: InfoCentral on tobacco smoking
  • Chapter 13: InfoCentral demonstrates how sexual activities differs by age and by gender.
  • Chapter 14:
    • MediaSpeak box about man with psychotic delusions
    • InfoCentral Hallucinations
  • Chapter 15: InfoCentral Psychological Care Institutions
  • Chapter 16: InfoCentral describes pathological and everyday lying
  • Chapter 17: InfoCentral describes types of bullying, school bullying, and cyberbullying (bullying through electronic technology).
  • Chapter 18: InfoCentral about elderly population.
  • Chapter 19:
    • Discussion on the impact of the Affordable Care Act
    • InfoCentral about personal and professional issues in clinical practice.
9th Edition of
Abnormal Psychology (Comer)
eBook, 848 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781319017941
Published by: Worth Publishers, February 13, 2015
Hardcover, 848 pages
ISBN-10: 146417170X
ISBN-13: 9781464171703
Published by: Worth Publishers, February 13, 2015
8th Edition of
Abnormal Psychology
DSM-5 Update
Hardcover, 784 pages
ISBN-10: 1464137196
ISBN-13: 9781464137198
Published by: Worth Publishers, May 20, 2013
Hardcover, 736 pages
ISBN-10: 1429282541
ISBN-13: 9781429282543
Published by: Worth Publishers, February 01, 2012
Loose Leaf with Diagnostic Statistical Manual Update
Loose Leaf, 736 pages
ISBN-10: 1464139822
ISBN-13: 9781464139826
Published by: Worth Publishers, May 22, 2013
Loose Leaf, Budget Books
Loose Leaf, 736 pages
ISBN-10: 146410218X
ISBN-13: 9781464102189
Published by: Worth Publishers, February 01, 2012
7th Edition of
Abnormal Psychology
Hardcover, 587 pages
ISBN-10: 142921631X
ISBN-13: 9781429216319
Published by: Worth Publishers, January 30, 2009
Hardcover, 650 pages
ISBN-10: 142922407X
ISBN-13: 9781429224079
Published by: Worth Publishers, March 26, 2009

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