Psychology AS Abnormality

Notes on abnormality

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Definitions of Abnormality

Deviation from social norms:

- Within a society there are unwritten rules, People who break this are considered abnormal.

- Someone who is seen as anti-social is considered abnormal.

For example, "Someone who sits next to someone on a bus when there are other empty seats"

Failure to function adequately:

- This is when someone can't do things that are needed in daily life.

For example, "someone who is scared to leave their house".

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