Individual Differences - Psychopathology

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Deviation From Social Norms
Each society has its own 'norms.' Deviation from social norms is perceived as being abnormal. Abnormality is therefore defined as 'behaviour that violates social norms.'
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Failure To Function Adequetely
This definition sees individuals as abnormal when their behaviour suggests that they cannot cope with everyday life. It focuses on individual suffering, concentrating on the person experiences associated with mental disorders.
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Features of Personal Dysfunction
1.Personal Distress 2. Maladaptive Behaviour 3. Unpredictability 4. Irrationality 5. Observer Discomfort 6. Violation of Moral Standards 7. Unconventionality
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Deviation From Ideal Mental Health
This definition assesses abnormality in the same way that physical health is assessed, by searching for absence of well being. The more criteria a person fails to meet the more abnormal they are.
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Criteria Of Ideal Mental Health
1. Positive Self-Attitude 2. Self-acculisation 3. Autonomy 4. Resisting Stress 5. Accurate Perception of Reality 6. Environmental Mastery
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This definition sees individuals as abnormal when their behaviour suggests that they cannot cope with everyday life. It focuses on individual suffering, concentrating on the person experiences associated with mental disorders.

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Failure To Function Adequetely

Card 3

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1.Personal Distress 2. Maladaptive Behaviour 3. Unpredictability 4. Irrationality 5. Observer Discomfort 6. Violation of Moral Standards 7. Unconventionality

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This definition assesses abnormality in the same way that physical health is assessed, by searching for absence of well being. The more criteria a person fails to meet the more abnormal they are.

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Card 5

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1. Positive Self-Attitude 2. Self-acculisation 3. Autonomy 4. Resisting Stress 5. Accurate Perception of Reality 6. Environmental Mastery

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