Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Fulford, D. and Johnson, S. L. 2010. Psychopathology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Psychopathology is a term derived from the Greek roots psych (meaning “mind” or “soul”), path (referring to “feeling” or “suffering”), and ology (“the study of”). Thus, one can define the term most broadly as the study of the suffering of the mind. More specifically, psychopathology can be defined as the study of mental illness or the understanding of behaviors and experiences that may indicate mental illness or impairment.
- abnormal psychology;
- mental illness