Abnormal Psychology Abnormal Psychology provides a thorough grounding for undergraduate students with little or no previous knowledge of this complex area of psychology. The focus is on clinical descriptions, using illustrative case studies, and on the implications of the major theoretical perspectives and relevant empirical evidence for clinical treatment. The author presents a very readable and up-to-date review of topics including childhood behaviour disorders, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders and models of abnormal behaviour, and illustrates a scientific approach to the understanding of these aspects of abnormal psychology. Alan Carr is Director of the Doctoral Training Programme in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin and Consultant Psychologist at the Clanwilliam Institute, Dublin. His previous publications include The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology (1999).