Abnormal psychology



the branch of psychology that deals with modes of behavior, mental phenomena, etc., that deviate markedly from the standards believed to characterize a well-adjusted personality.
Historical Examples

His investigations of abnormal psychology are world-acknowledged.
The Blind Spot Austin Hall

Unusual short novel about Victorian morality and abnormal psychology by the great English author.
Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two Arthur Bent

This book, by one of the foremost American psychopathologists, should be read by all students of abnormal psychology.
Adventurings in the Psychical H. Addington Bruce

What is needed is abnormal psychology, entirely independent of the therapeutic interests of the alienist.
Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg

She had authoritative knowledge gleaned from reading between the lines of the very best text books on abnormal psychology.
A Woman’s Place Mark Irvin Clifton

For the average future physician, it would be wiser to omit even the psychiatry studies than those in abnormal psychology.
Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg

This autobiographical account was first published in the Journal of abnormal psychology.
Adventurings in the Psychical H. Addington Bruce

Instructorships in abnormal psychology must be created in every medical school; institutes for psychotherapy should soon follow.
Psychotherapy Hugo Mnsterberg

Their summary inclusion under the heading of “abnormal psychology” will, however, lead to a shallow interpretation of Strindberg.
The Son of a Servant August Strindberg

Yet that is what present-day normal and abnormal psychology has been enabled to do!
The Problems of Psychical Research Hereward Carrington

noun
the study of behaviour patterns that diverge widely from generally accepted norms, esp those of a pathological nature

abnormal psychology n.
Psychopathology.

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    an condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation. an thing or event. Contemporary Examples They are searching for abnormalities in the soil, replanted vegetation and other signs of a rogue grave. The Hunt for Madeleine McCann’s Grave Barbie Latza Nadeau May 11, 2014 Also, the types of abnormalities reported are not those associated with radiation exposures. […]

  • Abnormality

    an condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation. an thing or event. Contemporary Examples I have an abnormality in the circuits for language output, and sure enough, as a child I had trouble getting language out. Temple Grandin: My Big Idea Temple Grandin, Richard Panek May 2, 2013 A post mortem examination revealed that there were […]



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