abnormal psychology

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.

Origin:
1900–05

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

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abnormal psychology n.
Psychopathology.

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