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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.
Origin of abnormal psychology
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for abnormal psychology
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  • 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.

  • 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!

British Dictionary definitions for abnormal psychology

abnormal psychology

the study of behaviour patterns that diverge widely from generally accepted norms, esp those of a pathological nature
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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abnormal psychology in Medicine

abnormal psychology n.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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