Failure to Function Adequately (FFA)

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What is Observer Discomfort?
Observer Discomfort is where another persons behaviour causes discomfort and distress to the observer.
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What is Unpredictability?
Unpredictability is when we rely on the behaviour of people around us being predictable. FFA can involve behaviour that is unpredictable and sometimes uncontrolled.
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What is Irrationality?
Irrationality is when we can usually interpret the behaviour of others as being entirely rational. FFA can involve behaviours that look irrational and hard to understand.
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What is Maladaptiveness?
Maladaptiveness is central to the FFA definition of abnormality. It refers to behaviour that interferes with a person's usual daily routine.
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Who suggested the characteristics of abnormal behaviour that are related to the FFA definition?
Rosenhan and Seligman (1989)
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Unpredictability is when we rely on the behaviour of people around us being predictable. FFA can involve behaviour that is unpredictable and sometimes uncontrolled.

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