Psychopathology-Social norms

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Social Norms
explicit and implicit rules that specify what forms of behaviour, beliefs and attitudes are acceptable within a given society. The standards of acceptable behaviour are learnt through socialisation
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Deviation from Social norms
Deviation from what is seen as socially acceptable and expected as normal behaviour
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Failure to Function adequately
Maladaptive behaviour that renders a person unable to deal with normal life.
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Deviation from Ideal Mental Health
Defined as deviation from normal behaviour. Judged by LACK of mental health
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Jahoda (1958) Criteria
Lack of mental health due to lack of: Independence, Positive view of self, actualisation, undistorted view of reality, resistance to stress and environmental adaptability.
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Limitations of deviating from social norms
Ethnocentric bias, Dependent on context/era/time
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Limitations of failure to function adequately
Maladaptive does not mean abnormal e.g. bungee jumping and abnormality is not always accompanied with failure to function adequately.
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limitations of Ideal Mental Health
Overdemanding criteria, unclear how far person must deviate to be classed as abnormal, not applicable to all cultures.
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Deviation from what is seen as socially acceptable and expected as normal behaviour

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Deviation from Social norms

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Maladaptive behaviour that renders a person unable to deal with normal life.

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Defined as deviation from normal behaviour. Judged by LACK of mental health

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Lack of mental health due to lack of: Independence, Positive view of self, actualisation, undistorted view of reality, resistance to stress and environmental adaptability.

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