Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 2nd edition
Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 2nd edition by James E. Maddux and Barbara A. Winstead
English | 2007-12-13 | 472 pages | ISBN: 0805861696 | PDF | 4,7 MB
As a professor of psychology in a Master`s program (which focuses on training people to become Psychological Examiners), I use this text in my "Psychopathology" course. Although I supplement the material heavily in the sections dealing with child psychopathology, I`ve found this to be a nice introduction to psychopathology at the graduate level, or even for an advanced undergraduate class. I don`t think that the language used is too "doctoral" (as stated in one review on this site), but you do have to be fairly well versed in psychological science to appreciate a large amount of the etiology and biology aspects of the chapters.
Overall, I would recommend this book as a nice "starter" for someone interested in psychopathology, although for a graduate course an instructor would definitely have to supplement the readings with extra material.