PSY 410 Week 1 - DQ 1_How do you define normal and abnormal behavior What factors influence your definition
PSY 410 Week 1 - DQ 1_How do you define normal and abnormal behavior What factors influence your definition fin571
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1 How do you define normal and abnormal behavior What factors in uence your definition Why I define normal behavior as behavior society has deemed as acceptable or for the most part the social norm and abnormal behavior is behavior that is contrary to normal I believe since there are different cultures with various beliefs most people do agree in most all cultures and their societies some behaviors are unacceptable The laws we have to maintain a civil society helps to separate normal from abnormal Society takes it a step further and uses medications therapy and institutions to address abnormal behavior The five commonly used criteria for defining abnormality is help seeking irrationality dangerous deviance emotional distress and significant impairment Hansell amp Damour 2007 What is intriguing about abnormal behavior is a normal person can experience abnormal behavior themselves Our textbook shows Ted Kaczynski he was a brilliant man but behaved in an abnormal manner I believe observation of people39s behaviors helps to in uence my definition of abnormal behaviors When people do things that harm themselves or others or attempt to defy what is expected of them this is abnormal behavior Hansell J Damour L 2008 Abnormal Psychology2nd ed Hoboken NJ Wiley
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