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Abnormal PsychologyEdited by Dr. Karen Freiberg and Signe L. Whitson
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Abnormal Psychology

An Anthology of Contemporary Articles (First Edition)
Edited by Dr. Karen Freiberg and Signe L. Whitson

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-688-1, 368 pages


Abnormal Psychology: An Anthology of Contemporary Articles is a collection of current readings covering the major diagnostic classifications of psychopathology. The text is written for collegiate programs that teach about abnormal behaviors. Students will learn effectively from the selected readings, which expose them to authentic research and factual case studies.

Articles selected for the anthology illustrate people from Asian, Canadian, European, Caribbean, Hispanic, and Aboriginal cultures, as well as mainstream American ethnic groups. The text begins with articles discussing the stigma attached to mental illness, and parent-reported reasons for unmet mental health needs in children. Subsequent chapters deal with the full spectrum of disorders including:

  • Childhood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sexual Paraphilias and Gender Issues
  • Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Somatic Symptom Disorders
  • The Schizophrenia Spectrum
  • Neurocognitive Disorders

  • Abnormal Psychology can be used as a primary textbook. It is also a valuable supplemental text for courses in counseling, education, nursing, psychology, pharmacology, sociology, and social work.

    Karen Freiberg Dr. Karen Freiberg, Ph.D., Syracuse University, is a senior lecturer at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she teaches abnormal psychology, among other courses. Dr. Freiberg is the author of the award-winning textbook Human Development: A Lifespan Approach. She is the editor of two compendiums which are annually updated, Human Development, and Educating Children with Exceptionalities. She has an interdisciplinary education in nursing, didactics, human development, and psychology. Dr. Freiberg has wide-ranging experience in the mental health field, having worked as a school nurse, a public health nurse, and an associate project director of a child development clinic.
    Signe L. Whitson Signe L. Whitson is a licensed social worker and the chief operating officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute. She has over ten years of experience working as a clinical trainer and therapist for children and adolescents in individual, family, group, and school settings. Ms. Whitson gives presentations throughout the United States on topics related to child and adolescent mental health.

    She is the author of Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Cope with Bullying, How to Be Angry: Assertive Anger Expression Group Activities for Kids and The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools and Workplaces. Ms. Whitson is also a featured writer for several websites and blogs, including the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Please visit her website at