Top Abnormal Psychology Textbooks

This webpage provides an up-to-date list of the top abnormal psychology textbooks.
Rankings are based upon the number of syllabi in which a abnormal psychology book has appeared since 2015 (source:
The most recent edition of each book is provided.

1.  Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (8th Edition)

Author(s): David H. Barlow, Vincent Mark Durand, Stefan G. Hofmann
Publication date: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 1305950445
ISBN-13: 9781305950443

Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, Eighth Edition, is the perfect text to help you succeed in your abnormal psychology course! The authors -- all internationally recognized experts in the field -- show you how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes.

2.  Abnormal Psychology (10th Edition)

Author(s): Ronald J. Comer, Jonathan S. Comer
Publication date: 2017-12-29
ISBN: 1319066941
ISBN-13: 9781319066949

With its signature integrated coverage of theory, diagnosis, and treatment, and remarkably inclusive cross-cultural perspective, this 10th Edition Comer’s Abnormal Psychology shows students where the study and treatment of psychological disorders stand today. In addition to a thorough updating, the new edition employs some extraordinary interactive tools to bring students face to face with the realities of psychological dysfunction.

3.  Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology (8th Edition)

Author(s): Ronald J. Comer
Publication date: 2016-02-05
ISBN: 1464176973
ISBN-13: 9781464176975

This 8th Edition of Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology features Ronald Comer’s signature integration of theory, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as his broadly inclusive cross-cultural perspective. In addition to updated coverage throughout, it offers a number of features created under Comer’s supervision that bring fresh, effective new teaching approaches to the text and accompanying media, including infographics (large-scale step by step illustrations of complex concepts), video case studies and activities, and the new online feature, Clinical Choices, which puts students in the role of clinical psychologist.

4.  Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders (14th Edition)

Author(s): Ann M. Kring, Sheri L. Johnson
Publication date: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 1119396115
ISBN-13: 9781119396116

Abnormal Psychology: The Science and Treatment of Psychological Disorders consists of a balance and blending of research and clinical application, the use of paradigms as an organizing principle, and involving the learner in the kinds of real-world problem solving engaged in by clinicians and scientists. Students learn that psychopathology is best understood by considering multiple perspectives and that these varying perspectives provide the clearest accounting of the causes of these disorders as well as the best possible treatments.

5.  Abnormal Psychology (17th Edition)

Author(s): Jill M. Hooley, James N. Butcher, Matthew K. Nock, Susan M Mineka
Publication date: 2016-03-12
ISBN: 0133852059
ISBN-13: 9780133852059

Abnormal Psychology provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the primary psychological disorders studied within the discipline. Maintaining a focus on the individuals at the heart of the study of abnormal psychology, the authors employ a biopsychosocial approach that helps students achieve an understanding of the holistic context in which abnormalities of behavior occur. In addition to the contributions of new co-author Matthew Nock, the Seventeenth Edition has been extensively updated to reflect DSM-5 diagnostic categories, classifications, and criteria. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.