abnormal psychology


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abnormal psychology

n.
The study of mental and emotional disorders, dysfunctional behaviors, and their treatment.

abnormal psychology

the study of any behavior that deviates from culturally accepted norms.

abnormal psychology

The study of deviant behavior and the associated mental phenomena.
See also: psychology

abnormal psychology

A branch of psychology dealing with disorders of behaviour and mental disturbance, and with certain normal phenomena not clearly understood, such as dreams and altered states of consciousness. See also ABERRATION.
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As a required assignment for a semester long abnormal psychology course, students were given the choice between composing psychological self-analysis essay and submitting a more traditional research style of research paper at the end of the term.
Far more polymorphous than the grab bag of freakery as it is often packaged, abnormal psychology is a smokescreen for the fact that normal psychology does not exist.
I was pleased to be offered my first study choice of Abnormal Psychology which should be really interesting.
When I began teaching in 1969, homosexuality was a topic discussed in courses on psychopathology, deviance and abnormal psychology.
For years, students had to take a series of prerequisite psychology classes to take abnormal psychology and most students then used these prerequisite psychology classes to fulfill the nine hours of support coursework (Ken Mobily, personal communication, August 31, 2005).
Course topics range from abnormal psychology and suicide intervention to effective communication and intelligence management.
All participants were volunteers and registered for one of six undergraduate psychology classes (Introductory Psychology, Psychological Measurement, Abnormal Psychology, Research Designs and Methods, Psychology of Personality or Senior Research Seminar).
Essentials of abnormal psychology in a changing world.
One of the best chapters defines abnormal psychology, mental illnesses, and personality disorders most common to hostage-takers, including antisocial personality, borderline personality, schizophrenia, psychosis, and depression.
In tracing the evolution of photographic representations of race, the catalogue notes photography's early alliance with the 19th-century pseudosciences of physiognomy and phrenology, which attempted to classify people on the basis of such external traits as facial features or skull shape, as well as with the more respectable but no less politically fraught disciplines of ethnography, criminology and abnormal psychology.
Abnormal Psychology explores the many points of view and the latest theories and research in our ever-changing search for answers to the complex questions of psychopathology.