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Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology

Fourth Edition

Robert F. Krueger and Paul H. Blaney

Publication Date - 02 May 2023

ISBN: 9780197542521

808 pages
7 x 10 inches

In Stock


Now in its Fourth Edition, the acclaimed Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology aims for both depth and breadth, with a focus on adult disorders and special attention given to personality disorders. It provides an unparalleled guide for professionals and students alike. Esteemed editors Robert F. Krueger and Paul H. Blaney selected the most eminent researchers in abnormal psychology to provide thorough coverage and to discuss notable issues in the various pathologies which are their expertise.

This fourth edition is fully updated and also reflects alternative, emerging perspectives in the field (e.g., the NIMH's Research Domain Criteria Initiative; RDoC, the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology; HiTOP). The book exposes readers to exceptional scholarship, the history and philosophy of psychopathology, the logic of the best approaches to current disorders, and an expert outlook on what researchers and mental health professionals will be facing in the years to come. This volume will be useful for all mental health workers, including clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, and as a textbook focused on understanding psychopathology in depth for anyone wishing to be up to date on the latest developments in the field.

New to this Edition

  • Fully revised and updated, including a new chapter on bipolar disorders
  • Reflects alternative, emerging perspectives in the field, such as the NIMH's Research Domain Criteria Initiative, RDoC, and the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology, HiTOP


  • Includes chapters from expert researchers in abnormal psychology
  • Comprehensive coverage of all major forms of psychopathology
  • Focuses on evidence-based reviews of extensive research literature

About the Author(s)

Robert F. Krueger is Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Hathaway Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Krueger obtained his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and completed his clinical internship at Brown University. He is currently Editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders.

Paul Blaney received his B.A. degree from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy MA, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. He held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, and Emory & Henry College, from which Dr. Blaney retired at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. He served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. While at the University of Miami, he was Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and from 2000-2005 he was Dean of faculty of Emory & Henry College.

Table of Contents


    About the Editors

    Part I: Foundations and Perspectives

    1. Classification in Traditional Nosologies

    Jared W. Keeley, Lisa Chung, and Christopher Kleva

    2. Historical and Philosophical Considerations in Studying Psychopathology

    Peter Zachar, Konrad Banicki, and Awais Aftab

    3. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology

    Christopher C. Conway and Grace N. Anderson

    4. The Research Domain Criteria Project: Integrative Translation for Psychopathology

    Bruce N. Cuthbert, Gregory A. Miller, Charles Sanislow, and Uma Vaidyanathan

    5. Complex Systems Approaches to Psychopathology

    Laura Bringmann, Marieke Helmich, Markus Eronen, and Manuel Voelkle

    6. Developmental Psychopathology

    Dante Cicchetti

    Part II: Major Clinical Syndromes

    7. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobia

    Richard E. Zinbarg, Alexander L. Williams, Amanda M. Kramer, and Madison R. Schmidt

    8. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

    Jonathan S. Abramowitz

    9. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Disorders

    Richard J. McNally

    10. Mania and Bipolar Disorders

    J. Gruber, V. Cosgrove, A. Dodd, S.J. Dutra, S. P. Hinshaw, S.G. Ibonie, P. Kahawage, T. D. Meyer, G. Murray, R. Nusslock, K. Stanton, C. M. Villanueva, and E. A. Youngstrom

    11. Depression: Social and Cognitive Aspects

    Rick E. Ingram, Jessica Balderas, Kendall Khonle, and Joe Fulton

    12. Diagnosis, Comorbidity, and Psychopathology of Substance Related Disorders

    Ty Brumback and Sandra A. Brown

    13. Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

    Kenneth J. Sher, W. E. Conlin, and R. O. Pihl

    14. Schizophrenia: Presentation, Affect and Cognition, Pathophysiology & Etiology

    Angus MacDonald III and Caroline Demro

    15. Social Functioning and Schizophrenia

    Jill M. Hooley and Stephanie N. DeCross

    16. Paranoia and Paranoid Beliefs

    Richard P. Bentall

    17. Sexual Dysfunction

    Cindy M. Meston, Bridget K.Freihart, and Amelia M. Stanton

    18. Eating Disorders

    Howard Steiger, Linda Booij, Annie St-Hilaire, and Lea Thaler

    19. Life-Span and Multicultural Perspectives

    Thomas M. Achenbach

    20. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Siri Noordermeer and Jaap Oosterlaan

    21. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Fred R. Volkmar and Kevin Pelphrey

    22. Functional Somatic Symptoms

    Peter Henningsen, Theo K. Bouman, and Constanze Hausteiner-Wiehle

    23. Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders

    Lampros Bisdounis, Simon D. Kyle, Kate E.A. Saunders, Elizabeth A. Hill, and Colin A. Espie

    24. Paraphilia, Gender Dysphoria, and Hypersexuality

    James M. Cantor

    Part III: Personality Disorders

    25. The DSM-5 Level of Personality Functioning Scale

    Johannes Zimmermann, Christopher J. Hopwood, and Robert F. Krueger

    26. The DSM-5 Maladaptive Trait Model for Personality Disorders

    Colin D. Freilich, Robert F. Krueger, Kelsey A. Hobbs, Christopher J. Hopwood, and Johannes Zimmermann

    27. Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Pathological Narcissism

    Aaron L. Pincus

    28. Borderline Personality Disorder: Contemporary Approaches to Conceptualization and Etiology

    Timothy J. Trull and Johanna Hepp

    29. Schizotypy and Schizotypic Psychopathology: Theory, Evidence, and Future Directions

    Mark F. Lenzenweger

    30. Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder

    Christopher J. Patrick, Laura E. Drislane, Bridget M. Bertoldi, and Kelsey L. Lowman