Case Study

By Renée Grinnell

A detailed psychological, medical, psychiatric, or sociological analysis of a person or group; serves as an educational, explanatory model.

Example: During a unit on substance abuse for her Psychology 101 course, the professor assigns her students a reading in which a drug-addicted teenager describes his life.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Nov 2008