Psychology 2 Definitions of Abnormality

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  • Created on: 17-05-14 21:11

1. How is hunger strike not failure to function?

  • It is done because they've got no sleep
  • It is failure to function
  • It is done for principal not because they're abnormal
  • They do it to enjoy their next meal better
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2. Which definition is to do with PAPERS?

  • Failure to be social
  • Deviation from social norms
  • Deviation from mental health
  • Failure to function adequately

3. Limitation of deviation from social norms?

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

4. What does A stand for in PAPERS?

  • Anxiety
  • Abnormality
  • Accurate perception of reality
  • Anger

5. What does R stand for in PAPERS?

  • Resistance to stress
  • Reality
  • Random activity
  • Reading


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