Abnormal and Developmental Psychology

Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as a cause of mental disorder. Although many behaviours could be considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology deals with behavior in a clinical context. The science of abnormal psychology studies two types of behaviors: maladaptive and adaptive behaviors.

Developmental Psychology explains about the development of humans over time. It explain both the effects of nurturing from babies to adults and the effect of nature, as the culture itself evolve through the years and decades. Developmental Psychology is an amalgamation of various disciplines in Psychology which are having a shared purpose but dissimilar from one another in remaining respects.

  • Social and emotional development
  • Psychosexual development
  • Cognitive development
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Concepts of abnormality
  • Perspectives of Abnormal psychology
  • Theories of Developmental Psychology
  • Nature and nurture
  • Mechanisms of development
  • Stages of development
  • Research methods and designs
  • Life stages of psychological development

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