Abnormal psychology

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Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder.wikipedia
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Abnormality (behavior)

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Although many behaviors could be considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology typically deals with behavior in a clinical context.
The definition of abnormal behavior is an often debated issue in abnormal psychology because of these subjective variables.

Psychopathology

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Psychopathology is a similar term to abnormal psychology but has more of an implication of an underlying pathology (disease process), and as such is a term more commonly used in the medical specialty known as psychiatry.

Classification of mental disorders

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There have also been different approaches in trying to classify mental disorders.

Psychology

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Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder.
The study of mental illnesses is called abnormal psychology.

Cognitive psychology

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This form of therapy relies on not only the components of behavioral therapy as mentioned before, but also the elements of cognitive psychology.
Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines such as cognitive science and of psychological study, including educational psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, linguistics, and economics.

Behavior

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Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder.

Emotion

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Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder.

Thought

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Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder.

Mind–body dualism

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There has traditionally been a divide between psychological and biological explanations, reflecting a philosophical dualism in regard to the mind-body problem.

Mind–body problem

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There has traditionally been a divide between psychological and biological explanations, reflecting a philosophical dualism in regard to the mind-body problem.

Subnormal

Abnormal includes three different categories; they are subnormal, supernormal and paranormal.

Supernormal

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Abnormal includes three different categories; they are subnormal, supernormal and paranormal.

Paranormal

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Abnormal includes three different categories; they are subnormal, supernormal and paranormal.

Adaptive behavior

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The science of abnormal psychology studies two types of behaviors: adaptive and maladaptive behaviors.

Clinical psychology

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Clinical psychology is the applied field of psychology that seeks to assess, understand and treat psychological conditions in clinical practice.

Pathology

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Psychopathology is a similar term to abnormal psychology but has more of an implication of an underlying pathology (disease process), and as such is a term more commonly used in the medical specialty known as psychiatry.

Psychiatry

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Psychopathology is a similar term to abnormal psychology but has more of an implication of an underlying pathology (disease process), and as such is a term more commonly used in the medical specialty known as psychiatry.

Animism

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Beginning in some hunter-gatherer societies, animists have believed that people demonstrating abnormal behavior are possessed by malevolent spirits.

Exorcism

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A more formalized response to spiritual beliefs about abnormality is the practice of exorcism.

Exile

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In some instances, individuals exhibiting unusual thoughts or behaviors have been exiled from society or worse.

Malleus Maleficarum

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Two Catholic Inquisitors wrote the Malleus Maleficarum (Latin for "The Hammer Against Witches"), that was used by many Inquisitors and witch-hunters.

Psychiatric hospital

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The act of placing mentally ill individuals in a separate facility known as an asylum dates to 1547, when King Henry VIII of England established the St. Mary of Bethlehem asylum in London.

Henry VIII of England

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The act of placing mentally ill individuals in a separate facility known as an asylum dates to 1547, when King Henry VIII of England established the St. Mary of Bethlehem asylum in London.

Bethlem Royal Hospital

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The act of placing mentally ill individuals in a separate facility known as an asylum dates to 1547, when King Henry VIII of England established the St. Mary of Bethlehem asylum in London.

Renaissance

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Asylums remained popular throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance era.