abnormal psychology


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abnormal psychology

[ab′nȯr·məl sī·′käl·ə·jē]
(psychology)
A branch of psychology that deals with behavior disorders and internal psychic conflict in addition to certain normal phenomena such as dreams, motivations, and anxiety.
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Mental illness stigma in abnormal psychology textbooks.
A total of 127 undergraduate students enrolled in seven abnormal psychology courses taught by one of four professors at a private university participated in this study.
Harm to one's self or others is listed as a criterion for abnormalcy in every abnormal psychology textbook.
Same with the candles, a futon, three used baseball gloves, four near-new motorcycle helmets, a bunch of curtain rods and curtains, several kids' bikes and the aforementioned book on abnormal psychology.
6] It is also worth noting that abnormal psychology is often a euphemism for discussing so-called criminal minds.
Hannah will study Abnormal Psychology while Matthew will concentrate on The Biology of Cancer on the trip next month.
Seijts (Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1998), who examined the various instruments for measuring orientation to the future, determined that there was great variability in how "future time perspective" was defined across these different instruments.
It is a fascinating form of pathology, worthy of a dissertation in abnormal psychology and suggesting the need for some form of national couch.
As early as 1920, Ernst--who prior to World War I had studied philosophy and abnormal psychology at the University of Bonn and was familiar with Freud's writings as well as those of psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin--presented his paintings and collages as psychoanalytically informed aesthetic experiments in self-understanding and misunderstanding, and the reception of his work in those terms took center stage with the acclamation of his collages by Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, and other future Surrealists in Paris in 1921.
1991), published in the prestigious Journal of Abnormal Psychology, tested hormone levels of 173 women at three points during pregnancy and six points in the immediate postpartum period.
Ilyse O'Desky and Kathleen Torsney); (5) Personal Storytelling in the Teaching of Introductory Psychology (Herman Huber); (6) Teaching the Missing Chapter in Abnormal Psychology (Rhea Parsons); (7) Distance Learning in Psychology (Katherine Zaromatidis and Patricia A.