Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding

| February 23, 2011

Title: Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding
Editors: James E. Maddux and Barbara A. Winstead
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008
Call Number: RC454 .P786 2008

From the Publisher:

Psychopathology is intended for first-year graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and related fields, and it has been specifically designed to meet the needs of students in these courses. Maddux and Winstead have brought together the most distinguished researchers in the fields of clinical psychology and psychopathology in order to provide up-to-date information about theory and research, as well as to challenge students to think critically about psychopathology. Thoroughly revised and updated from the previous edition, the book focuses throughout on what has been demonstrated by research, not on what has been claimed by theories that may be accepted or traditional but lack empirical support. The first section presents and analyzes the basic concepts we need to understand any disorder; the second examines the disorders most frequently encountered in clinical practice.”

About the Authors:

James E. Maddux, Ph.D., is associate chair of Graduate Studies at George Mason University and the editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Barbara A. Winstead, Ph.D., is director of Clinical Training for the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology, and chair of the Psychology Department at Old Dominion University.

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