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The subfield of psychology devoted to the study of mental disorders.
Abnormal Psychology/psychopathology
The consistency of a test, measurement, or category system.
Reliability
The accuracy of a test, measurement, or category system.
Validity
The immediate trigger or precipitant of an event
Precipitating causes
The underlying processes that create conditions making in possible for a precipitating cause to trigger an event
Predisposing causes
Explaining a disorder or other complex phenomenon using only a single idea or perspective.
Reductionism
Categories that usually work reasonably well in everyday life despite their lack of precision.
Natural categories