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Open Abnormal psychology
Abnormal psychology

Abnormal psychology is the area of psychological investigation concerned with understanding the nature of individual pathologies of the mind, mood,

Open Addiction

Addiction is a complex disorder whose principal diagnostic feature is a repeated compulsion to take a certain substance or indulge in a certain

Open Adler, Alfred, 1870-1937
Adler, Alfred, 1870-1937

Alfred Adler founded the school of Individual Psychology, a theory of personality and psychopathology, as well as a method of psychotherapy. Based on

Open Adolescence

Historically, adolescent development has been described as tumultuous, which is sometimes attributed to increased emotions and an undeveloped

Open Aggressiveness

The most widely accepted definitions of aggression define it as behavior that is intended to injure another individual, physically or psychologically.

Open Aging

Aging refers to the process of getting older. People age at different rates and in different ways, influenced by cultural, social, biological, and


Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that is often associated with panic disorder and can be characterized by panic symptoms, anxiety regarding

Open Alcoholism

Worldwide, alcoholism is a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. The chronic effects of alcohol overuse are destructive to bodily

Alexander, Franz, 1891-1964

Hungarian-born psychoanalyst who directed the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis for twenty-four years. His chief contributions were in

Allport, Gordon W. (Gordon Willard), 1897-1967

Gordon Willard Allport grew up in the Midwest and earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees (1922) at Harvard University. His Ph.D. thesis