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.

Nearby words

  1. abnerval,
  2. abneural,
  3. abney level,
  4. abnormal,
  5. abnormal occlusion,
  6. abnormalcy,
  7. abnormality,
  8. abnormalize,
  9. abnormally,
  10. abnormity

Origin of abnormal psychology

First recorded in 1900–05

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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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Medicine definitions for abnormal psychology

abnormal psychology

n.

Psychopathology.

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