Definitions of Abnormality

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Came up with four definitions for abnormality
Rosenhan Seligman
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A behaviour is seen as abnormal if it is rare or uncommon
Statistical infrequency
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Weakness of Statistical infrequency
Reductionist
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A behaviour is seen as abnormal if it violates the unwritten rules of what is expected in society
Deviation from social norms
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Weakness of deviation from social norms
Cultural bias
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A behaviour is seen as abnormal if they engage in behaviour that is 'not good for them'
Failure to function adequately
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A behaviour is seen as abnormal if it doesn't satisfy the condition of what is considered normal
Deviation from ideal mental health
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A behaviour is seen as abnormal if it is rare or uncommon

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Statistical infrequency

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Weakness of Statistical infrequency

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A behaviour is seen as abnormal if it violates the unwritten rules of what is expected in society

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Weakness of deviation from social norms

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