Definitions of Abnormality

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4 defintions for Abnormality
(1)The deviation from social norms (2)The failure to function adequately definition (3)Deviation from the ideal mental health definition (4)Statistical infrequency definition
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Deviation from Social Norms Definition
Norm=expected form of behaviour, all societies have them. Some norms are Explicit (written laws) however some norms are unwritten rules that guide accepted behaviour. Draws a line between desirable and undesirable behaviour.
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The Failure to Function Adequately Definition
Rosenham&Sleighman. More features of personal dysfunction a person has, the more likely they are to be classed as abnormal. (1)Observer Discomfort(2)Unpredictability(3)Irrationality(4)Maladaptiveness(5)Personal suffering and distress
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Deviation from Ideal Mental Health Definition
Jahoda. Absence of any of thesse characteristics=abnormal. (1)Positive attitude towards oneself(2)Self-Actualisation=persornal growth and development(3)Autonomy=independent(4)Resisting Stress(5)Accurate perception of reality(6)Enviromental Mastery
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Statistical Infrequncy Definition
Abnormal=deviates from the norm or average. Quantity is the differnce beween abnormal and normal. Based on the mathematical principle of normal distribution. Any individual who falls out of ND is abnormal. 5% of population are abnormal
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Norm=expected form of behaviour, all societies have them. Some norms are Explicit (written laws) however some norms are unwritten rules that guide accepted behaviour. Draws a line between desirable and undesirable behaviour.

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