Journal of Abnormal Psychology

The Journal of Abnormal Psychology® publishes articles on basic research and theory in the broad field of abnormal behavior, its determinants, and its correlates.

Publisher
American Psychological Association
Impact factor
5.235 (2010)

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Marijuana dependence influenced by genes, childhood sexual abuse

Genetic variation within the endocannabinoid system may explain why some survivors of childhood adversity go on to become dependent on marijuana, while others are able to use marijuana without problems, suggests new research ...

Attention deficit disorders

Persistent ADHD associated with overly critical parents

For many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, symptoms appear to decrease as they age, but for some they do not and one reason may be persistent parental criticism, according to research published by the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Losing a spouse often too hastily linked to depression

A new study by researchers at KU Leuven, in Belgium, has found that loneliness brought about by the death of a spouse can trigger a wider network of depression-like symptoms - but that doctors are often too quick to attribute ...

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