abnormal psychology


noun

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.

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Origin of abnormal psychology

First recorded in 1900–05

Words nearby abnormal psychology

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British Dictionary definitions for abnormal psychology

abnormal psychology

noun

the study of behaviour patterns that diverge widely from generally accepted norms, esp those of a pathological nature
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Medical definitions for abnormal psychology

abnormal psychology

n.

Psychopathology.
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