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What is Abnormal Psychology?
Abnormal psychology is a division of psychology that studies people who are "abnormal" or "atypical" compared to the members of a given society.
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Ways to define "Abnormality"
Deviation from Social Norms, Failure to Function Adequately, Deviation from Ideal Mental Health
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Deviation from Social Norms
A person's thinking or behavior is classified as abnormal if it violates the (unwritten) rules about what is expected or acceptable behavior in a particular social group. Their behavior may be incomprehensible to others or make others feel threatened
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Failure to Function Adequately
Failure to function adequately (FFA) refers to abnormality that prevent the person from carrying out the range of behaviours that society would expect from them, such as getting out of bed each day, holding down a job etc. Rosenhan & Seligman suggest
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Deviation from Ideal Mental Health
Jahoda suggested the following criteria necessary for ideal mental health: Resistance to stress Growth, development or self-actualisation High self-esteem and a strong sense of identity Autonomy Perception of reality.
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