Clinical Psychology Definitions

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Statistical definition of abnormality
A person's traits, thinking and behaviour is classified as abnormal if it is rare or statistically unusual
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Social Norm definition of abnormality
A person's thinking and behaviour is classified as abnormal if it violates the unwritten rules about what is expected or acceptable behaviour in a particular social group
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Schizophrenia
A long term mental disorder involving a breakdown between thought, emotion and behaviour leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and a sense of mental fragmentation
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Primary Data
Primary data consists of original data collected by the researcher for their own purposes
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Secondary Data
Secondary data is data that is used by researchers but has already been collected by others for their own purposes
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Reliability of Diagnosis
Reliability of diagnosis refers to the extent that patients receive the same diagnosis for the same disorders from the same clinician over and over again
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Validity of Diagnosis
Validity of Diagnosis refers to the diagnostic label accurately describing the patient
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A person's thinking and behaviour is classified as abnormal if it violates the unwritten rules about what is expected or acceptable behaviour in a particular social group

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Social Norm definition of abnormality

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A long term mental disorder involving a breakdown between thought, emotion and behaviour leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and a sense of mental fragmentation

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Primary data consists of original data collected by the researcher for their own purposes

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Secondary data is data that is used by researchers but has already been collected by others for their own purposes

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