Abnormal Psychology Book By Robin S. Rosenberg and Stephen Kosslyn (PDF-Book-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)

Abnormal Psychology Book By Robin S. Rosenberg and Stephen Kosslyn Abnormal psychology could not have been written a decade ago. The collaborative effort of a clinical psychologist (Rosenberg) and a cognitive neuroscientist (Kosslyn) provides students with a fascinating, progressive, and modern insight into how psychopathology is studied, understood, experienced, and treated today.

Book Summary

Like no other text, it integrates the next generation of the biopsychosocial approach by including what we have learned about the brain and its role in psychological disorders. This new neuropsychological approach shows the dynamic interaction between neurological, psychological, and social factors involved in the understanding of psychological disorders and their treatment. Equally important, Rosenberg and Kosslyn include compelling clinical material that puts a human face on psychological disorders. The text includes page after page of fascinating case studies, examples, quotes, and critical thinking exercises.

By combining the neuropsychological approach with abundant clinical material, students are given the “big picture” of abnormal psychology so that they can understand, remember, and apply it to the world around them.

Book Details Originally published: 1985AuthorsRobin S. RosenbergStephen Kosslyn

Book Review

This textbook is very readable, something I appreciated as my course was an online course without a lecture component.

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About The Author of The Book

Robin S. Rosenberg is a clinical psychologist in private practice and she has taught psychology courses at Lesley University and Harvard University. In addition, she is the co-author (along with Stephen Kosslyn) of Psychology in Context and Fundamentals of Psychology in Context. She is the editor of Psychology of Superheroes, and contributor to The Psychology of Harry Potter, and Batman Unauthorized. She is board-certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and has been certified in clinical hypnosis. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders. She received her B.A. in psychology from New York University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Rosenberg completed her clinical internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and had a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Community Health Plan before joining the staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Outpatient Services, where she worked before leaving to expand her private practice. Dr. Rosenberg specializes in treating people with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, and is interested in the integration of different therapy approaches. She was the founder and coordinator of the New England Society for Psychotherapy Integration. Dr. Rosenberg enjoys using superhero stories to illustrate psychological principles, and can sometimes be found at comic conventions.

Stephen M. Kosslyn is the Founding Dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI (Keck Graduate Institute). Previously, he served as Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and as Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Kosslyn also is the former chair of the Department of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, and John Lindsley Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in psychology. Kosslyn’s research has focused primarily on the nature of visual cognition, visual communication, and individual differences; he has authored or co-authored 14 books and over 300 papers on these topics. Kosslyn has received the following accolades: the American Psychological Association’s Boyd R. McCandless Young Scientist Award, the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award, the Cattell Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the J-L. Signoret Prize (France). He has honorary Doctorates from the University of Caen, the University of Paris Descartes, and the University of Bern. Kosslyn has been elected to Academia Rodinensis pro Remediatione (Switzerland), the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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