The scholarship is outstanding and the readability makes this a very attractive textbook.
Fred Ernst, The University of Texas-Pan American
Very well written. I love the Making a Diagnosis, case follow ups and Thinking Like a Clinician sections.
Judith S. Rauenzahn, Kutztown University
The chapters are all clearly written, well organized, and are engaging (due, in part, to the stories that are woven throughout the text).
Brian Higley, University of North Florida
A wonderfully crafted and well-written book that should be a success for many years to come.
Daniel Segal, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
The writing was exceptionally clear and well-organized. The text had amazing depth without feeling encyclopedic. Divergent theories and viewpoints were laid out logically without any hint of bias or particular viewpoint. Critical areas that are often missing from other abnormal texts are included here. Paul Mazeroff, McDaniel College
Loved the DSM-N-TR table and different colored highlights which helped distinguish the categories of the symptoms.
William Rick Fry, Youngstown State University
The inclusion of the Feedback Loops in the chapter was a nice inclusion; they allow the reader to see the interactions between the neurological, psychological, and social/cultural factors, and provide not only a good summary of concepts but also a good visual presentation of them as well.
Daniel Philip, University of North Florida
Learning is about knowing what one needs to know, getting the material one needs to achieve that understanding, and confirmation that one has learned it. The content and pedagogical features in Rosenberg and Kosslyn’s text accomplishes this tripartite process. The integration of a neuropsychosocial model sets the approach apart and the pedagogical features (feedback loops and thinking like a clinician, in particular) set the pedagogy apart.
Randall E. Osborne, Texas State University-San Marcos
I actually have to say I learned some things that are new to me as this chapter is ‘cutting-edge’ current and I find the neuropsychological/biological lens to be extremely important in that I see it as the way the field is headed.
Irit Gat, Antelope Valley College
Yes the writing style is very friendly, engaging and clear, more so than in my current text.
Nancy A Blum, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge
This text offers a highly readable, well-written and organized approach to abnormal psychology.
Fran Sessa, Penn State Abington
This textbook is well organized, well written, and replete with case examples. Rosenberg and Kosslyn do an excellent job of making the world of abnormal psychology come alive, in a relevant and important way, for students.
Farrah M. Hughes, Francis Marion University
This shows me that there is so much more possible in an Abnormal Psychology text.
Eileen J. Achorn, University of Texas at San Antonio
I think the writing style and presentation are very clear. I think students will find it easy to read and understand. I think it is easier to read than my current text.
Judith S. Rauenzahn, Kutztown University
I think the learning aids are useful and well-positioned so they enhance rather than distract from the text. My impression is they reinforce the content of the material as well as the structure.
Rebecca P. Cameron, California State University, Sacramento
Overall, this approach is very effective because it has a nice integration and application of research findings with an interesting series of case vignettes.
Sean P. Reilley, Morehead State University,
The writing style & presentation is superb!
Jacquelyn Loupis, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
It sheds light on concepts that students tend to have difficulty grasping. It accomplishes this in an engaging and easy to read style.
Leatrice Allen, Prairie State College
I would say it is an excellent text that provides a good balance of the scientific literature on both biological and psychosocial factors, with clinical vignettes and information that is often very fascinating to students.
Elaine Walker, Emory University
The writing style is very engaging, information is presented clearly and concisely. The use of real-world examples from actual cases is very beneficial to students understanding of the material, and makes teaching the material much easier.
Robert Barry Stennett, Gainesville State College