Type of psychology: Psychopathology; psychotherapy Fields of study: Behavioral and cognitive models; evaluating psychotherapy; humanistic-phenomenological models; models of abnormality
Abnormal behavior is typically defined as behavior that is harmful to the self or others or that is dysfunctional. Three models of abnormality stress medical or biological roots; psychological aspects, such as unconscious conflicts, inappropriate learning, blocking of full development, or maladaptive thoughts; and social and cultural context.
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