abnormal psychology


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abnormal psychology

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

abnormal psychology

n
(Psychology) the study of behaviour patterns that diverge widely from generally accepted norms, esp those of a pathological nature

abnor′mal psychol′ogy


n.
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.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.abnormal psychology - the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behaviorabnormal psychology - the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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