Deviation from Social Norms

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Definitons of Abnormality- Deviation from Social Norms

  • Social Norms are a specific set of unwritten rules set by a particular social group and are expected to be adhered to by members of that social group.
  • Any behaviour that violates these rules is seen as a deviation from these social norms and is therefore considered as abnormal.
  • For example, if a person was to run down the street naked, this would socially deviant as it is


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