Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal psychology, in connection with perspective, is a twentieth century development, due largely to the pioneering work on Prinzhorn (1968), which suggested that there were definite connections between mental states and spatial representation, such that the psychopath- ology of art could provide insights into mental disturbances. In recent years this work has found a larger framework as conceptual psychologists, notably Kosslyn (1980,1983) have attempted to catalogue mental imagery, while psychiatrists, such as Blatt, have explored the spatial structures of dreams.