PROTOTYPAL APPROACH TO CLASSIFICATION

Classification of abnormal behavior utilizing the assumed characteristics of behavior disorders that seem to occur together on a regular basis. In reality the ideal combinations do not exist and the line between distinct prototypes are blurred.

PROTOTYPAL APPROACH TO CLASSIFICATION: "The prototypal approach to classification assumes the characteristics of behavior disorders."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROTOTYPAL APPROACH TO CLASSIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prototypal-approach-to-classification/ (accessed August 3, 2020).
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