Defintions of Abnormality

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  • Defintions of Abnormality
    • Deviation from social norms
      • Deviating from the normal unspoken rules and laws that guide society
      • Limitations
        • Eccentric behaviour
        • Criminal
        • Context
        • Time changes
        • Risk of abuse
        • Cultural
    • Failure to function adequately
      • General inability to cope in every day life
      • Limitations
        • Not the whole picture
        • Exception to the rule
        • Cultural issues
    • Deviation from ideal mental health
      • Focus on ideal mental state
      • Outlines six major criteria for optimal living
        • Positive attitudes towards self
        • Self actualisation of one's potential
        • Resistance to stress
        • Personal autonomy
        • Accurate perception of reality
        • Adapting to and mastering the environment
      • Promotes psychological health and wellbeing
      • Limitations
        • Difficultuy of self actualising
        • Possible benefits to stress
        • Cultural issues
  • Deviation from ideal mental health
    • Focus on ideal mental state
    • Outlines six major criteria for optimal living
      • Positive attitudes towards self
      • Self actualisation of one's potential
      • Resistance to stress
      • Personal autonomy
      • Accurate perception of reality
      • Adapting to and mastering the environment
    • Promotes psychological health and wellbeing
    • Limitations
      • Difficultuy of self actualising
      • Possible benefits to stress
      • Cultural issues

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