Definitions of Abnormality Flashcards

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What is an Explicit rule?
A law
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What is an Implicit rule?
Something that everyone is society 'just knows' to do e.g. Politeness
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Explain: Deviations from Social Norms-
People that defy explicit and implicit rules in society are seen as abnormal
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What are the limitations of Deviations from Social Norms?
It varies to time change, some behaviours are seen as abnormal in some contexts but not in another, it varies between cultures
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What is the main idea of Failure to function adequately?
Behaviour is seen as abnormal if it is maladaptive
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What does maladaptive mean?
Something that stops you from adapting to everyday life
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Name all 7 things that Rosenham and Seligman say a combination of would make you abnormal:
Personal Distress, Maladaptivness, Irrationality, Unpredictability, Unconventionality, Observer Discomfort and violation of moral and ideal standards
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What are the limitations of Failure to Function Adequtely?
Who decides if someones behaviour is actually abnormal? and its culturally relative
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Explain Deviations from Ideal Mental Health:
Jahoda said that no possesing one of the following would make you abnormal: High self esteem, strong sense of identity, self-actualisation, reisitance to stress and an accurate sense of reality
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What are the limitations of Ideal mental health?
We cannot diagnose mental abnormality the same as physcial abnormality, this means everyone must be abnormal, it is culturally relative
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What is an Implicit rule?

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Something that everyone is society 'just knows' to do e.g. Politeness

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What are the limitations of Deviations from Social Norms?

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What is the main idea of Failure to function adequately?

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