Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
We will take the debate concerning the reality, conceptual status, and treatment of abnormality as an occasion to clarify two divergent metascientific approaches to the problem. Then we will summarize some empirical research into people's encounters with abnormality. Finally, we will discuss some implications of these findings for psychology.
Wertz, Frederick J., "Abnormality from Scientific and Prescientific Perspectives" (1987). Psychology Faculty Publications. Paper 26.