Psychology 2 Definitions of Abnormality

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1. What definition suggests someone is unable to experience a normal range of behaviours?

  • Deviation from mental health
  • Failure to be social
  • Failure to function adequately
  • Deviation from social norms
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2. What does E stand for in PAPERS?

  • Environmental Mastery
  • End goal
  • Equality
  • Everlasting happiness

3. What does A stand for in PAPERS?

  • Accurate perception of reality
  • Anxiety
  • Abnormality
  • Anger

4. Limitation of deviation from social norms?

  • Temperal validity - e.g being gay
  • Few people reach self actualisation
  • Temperal validity - e.g burping in someone's face
  • Some people are considered abnormal however they lead normal lives (Yorkshire Ripper)

5. What does P stand for in PAPERS?

  • Positive attitude towards oneself and Personal Autonomy
  • Presentation and Pregnancy
  • Positive attitude and Presentation
  • Personal autonomy and Presentation


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