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A timeline that displays the development of abnormal psychology. Include five main milestones

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Abnormal Psychology slowly developed over many centuries; however, there were key events that helped shape its development. Throughout history people were striving to find rational explanations for psychological disturbances. Here are some important dates/events you should know:

1892- American Psychological Association was founded.
1896- The first psychological clinic was developed at the University of Pennsylvania which marked the birth of clinical psychology.
1906 - The Journal of Abnormal Psychology was ...

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This solution provides important dates in the history of Abnormal Psychology. It includes 5 main milestones that are important for understanding the development of Abnormal Psychology.

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