By Jeffrey S. Nevid, Spence A. Rathus, Beverly S. Green

Irregular Psychology in a altering international, 9/e makes use of first-person narratives from humans suffering from mental issues as a pedagogical framework. up to date to mirror the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical handbook (DSM-5), the authors exercise to carry study advancements and developments in irregular psychology to scholars. via illustrative case examples drawn from the authors' personal stories, they realize there's a human size to the learn of irregular psychology.

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T Is there a set of criteria you use in all cases? How do your criteria differ from the criteria specified in the text? t Do you believe that homosexuality is abnormal? Why or why not? Freud’s theoretical model was the first major psychological model of abnormal behavior. As we’ll see in Chapter 2, other psychological perspectives on abnormal behavior based on behavioral, humanistic, and cognitive models soon followed. Each of these perspectives, as well as the contemporary medical model, spawned particular forms of therapy to treat psychological disorders.

Introduction and Methods of Research CHAPTER 1 21 there is a probability of less than 5% that chance alone can explain the differences. When well-designed research findings fail to bear out hypotheses, scientists rethink the theories from which the hypotheses are derived. Research findings often lead to modifications in theory, new hypotheses, and in turn, subsequent research. Before we consider the major research methods used by psychologists and others in studying abnormal behavior, let us consider some of the principles that guide ethical conduct in research.

But a major limitation of single-blind and double-blind studies is that participants and experimenters can sometimes “see through” the blind (Mooney, White, & Hatsukami, 2004). , 2010). Still, the double-blind placebo control is among the strongest and most popular experimental designs, especially in drug treatment research. Although placebos are routinely used in clinical research, evidence indicates that the effects of placebos are generally weak (Bailar, 2001; Hrobjartsson & Gotzsche, 2001).

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