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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Jones's interest in sexual abuse and abnormal psychology, most decisively articulated in her second novel, Eva's Man, is related to the historical trauma of African Americans and the abuses of women.
This is the second year in a row the Abnormal Psychology class has visited the park.
In the August JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, researchers report finding that psychopaths who evade the law may constitute a breed apart from those who at some point end up behind bars.
Information on psychiatric diagnosis is widely available in many sources, ranging from technical manuals (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) to abnormal psychology textbooks and guides for the general public (Mueser & Gingerich, 1994; Torrey, 1995).
com/research/db7218/case_studies_in_ab) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, 8th Edition" to their offering.
This textbook provides clinical and biological perspectives on abnormal psychology.
I believe Willard's model of human functioning provides a holistic way of conceptualizing and working with individuals that easily embraces abnormal psychology, positive psychology and the soul/spirit.
The finding was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
also a former psychology professor at UI, and currently editor of the prestigious Journal of Abnormal Psychology, are renown researchers and have individually and jointly published hundreds of articles and books on their areas of research including: personality and personality disorder, temperament, mood, emotion, depression, anxiety and other psychological conditions.
In introducing this collection of nine essays presenting recent empirical research in abnormal psychology, the editors (on whom no background information is provided) point out that the field focuses on those who are consistently unable to adapt and function effectively at various biological, cognitive, emotional, and development states.