Alexis and I want to offer a special thank you to Ms. Celeste Ernst, undergraduate within the online Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology program, for her edits of the 1st edition during the spring 2020. Her changes, and our own, were integrated into the 2nd edition of the book and are a dramatic improvement over the 1st edition. Thank you, Celeste. Many of those changes will be present in the 3rd edition and improved upon as we transition to DSM 5-TR.
We would also like to extend a special thank you to Madeleine Stewart and Matt Meier, PsyD., of the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University for the development of the lecture slides for this book. They did this work unsolicited and produced top quality presentations which we will include in a password protected page, along with additional ancillaries such as an Instructor’s Manual and test banks, in the very near future (i.e. hopefully by mid fall semester at the latest but the slides in August) and for Instructors (Not students. Sorry). Thank you again for your excellent work, Madeleine and Matt. It is more appreciated than you could ever imagine.
And now to our reader. We hope you enjoy the book and please, if you see any issues whether typographical, factual, or just want to suggest some type of addition to the material or another way to describe a concept, general formatting suggestion, etc. please let us know. The beauty of Open Education Resources (OER) is that we can literally make a minor change immediately and without the need for expensive printings of a new edition. And it’s available for everyone right away. If you have suggestions, please email them to either Alexis or myself (Lee Daffin) using the emails on the title page.
Enjoy the 3rd edition of Fundamentals of Psychological Disorders (formerly Abnormal Psychology).
On behalf of, Alexis Bridley