APA Citation: Wertz, F. J. (1987). Abnormality from scientific and prescientific perspectives. Review of Existential Psychology & Psychiatry, 19(2&3), 205-223.


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.