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Psychopathology - Vantage Learning Platform

Psychopathology - Vantage Learning Platform

Fourth Edition

January 2024 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Psychopathology - Vantage Learning Platform, Fourth Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.

Psychopathology, Fourth Edition
is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1: An Overview of Psychopathology and Changing Conceptualizations of Mental Illness
Chapter 2: Neuroscience Approaches to Understanding Psychopathology
Chapter 3: Research Methods
Chapter 4: Assessment and Classification of Psychological Disorders
Chapter 5: Childhood and Adolescent-Onset Disorders
Chapter 6: Mood Disorders
Chapter 7: Stress, Trauma, and PTSD
Chapter 8: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Chapter 9: Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom Disorders
Chapter 10: Eating Disorders
Chapter 11: Sexual Disorders, Paraphilic Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria
Chapter 12: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Chapter 13: Schizophrenia
Chapter 14: Personality Disorders
Chapter 15: Neurocognitive Disorders
Chapter 16: The Law and Mental Health


Instructor Resource Site
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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

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Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.

Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.
  • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
  • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video and reading activities—build critical thinking and data literacy while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.

Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.

Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from Sage.
  • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.
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New to this Edition:
  • Sage Premium Video boosts student engagement by bringing concepts to life.
    • Expert interviews feature the author himself and other experts in the field explaining both the methods used in researching abnormal psychology and the specific pathologies behind various disorders and conditions.
    • New concept animations, one per chapter, use clips from films, TV shows, and interviews to help students envision complex topics from psychopathology as they show up in the lives of characters and real people.
  • Streamlined introductory sections help facilitate more clear and concise transitions from one topic or chapter to the next.
  • Additional LENS boxes and Cultural LENS boxes give more attention to timely societal and cultural issues relevant to abnormal psychology.
  • Additional Thought Questions appearing after LENS boxes give readers more opportunities to engage in critical thinking and the application of concepts.
  • New references in the For Further Reading sections at the end of the chapters bring the text’s recommendations for further exploration up to date.
  • Chapter organization has been streamlined throughout the text, with learning objectives connected to each major section to facilitate assessment and enhance student comprehension.
  • New insights related to emerging findings from genome-wide association studies have been included in various chapters.
  • A person-first, multilevel approach helps achieve a clear and complete understanding of the newest perspectives in this exciting field.
  • Chapter-opening outlines and learning objectives provide previews of forthcoming material and identify for students what they should be able to accomplish at the conclusion of readings.
  • Understanding Changes in DSM–5 boxes in all disorder chapters describe the reasoning behind the changes that were made in DSM–5 to specific disorders.
  • Concept Checks at the end of key sections allow students to test their comprehension by answering a series of questions.
  • End-of-chapter summaries, review questions, and key terms and concepts allow students to revisit content covered to reinforce learning.

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