Psychology : Psychology And Psychology

1161 Words May 6th, 2015 5 Pages
There are many branches in the world of psychology. There is the behavior psychology, also known as behaviorism, a leading theory of learning based upon the idea that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning. Cognitive psychology, the branch of psychology that focuses on internal states, such as motivation, problem solving, decision making, thinking and attention. Development psychology, the branch that looks at development throughout the lifespan, from childhood to adulthood. Out of the many branches, I feel I notice abnormal psychology in my everyday life.
The study of abnormal psychology focuses on the unusual emotion and thought, and patterns of behavior. These may or may not precipitate a mental disorder. Abnormal psychology deals with behavior in a clinical context. Most disorders in this branch take a tool on a person’s everyday life. The field identifies multiple causes for different conditions, creating diverse theories from the general field of psychology, and much still questions on what is meant by “abnormal”
There are many conditions that are categorized in abnormal psychology. One of the most leading causes of death concerning abnormal psychology is major depression disorder. Major depressive disorder is also known as major depression, clinical depression, or unipolar depression. Unipolar is the presence of one pole. In other words, extreme of mood- depressed mood. This may be compared with bipolar depression which has the two poles of depressed mood…
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