Definitions of abnormality

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Deviation from social norms:

All societies have social norms, standards of acceptable behaviour. These are not formal laws but implicit rules concerning what people expect from the behaviour of others. People who behave in a socially deviant way i.e. they display behaviour that breaks these unwritten laws are considered antisocial or undesirable therefore abnormal, by the rest of the


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