Definitions Of Abnormality

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1.Deviation From Social Norms- 

This defines abnormality as deviation from behaviour society deems appropriate.

 E.g: - Spitting in the streets.

       - Talking to yourself.


Its Susceptible To Abuse:

-Diagnosing might be a way to exclude non-comformists from society.

-It Doesnt Take into Account Context or Degree:

-How far does someone need to deviate from the norm to be considered abnormal.

Has Cultural Variations:

- It is dependent on the society you are in.

2.Failure To Function Adequately.

This considers someone abnormal when they are unable to cope with the demands of everyday life. They cannot complete tasks such as…


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