pyschopathology

1. Statistical Deviation
• Abnormality is behaviour that is numerically unusual or rare when plotted on a standard distribution curve
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Limitations of statistical deviation
• This definition fails to distinguish between desirable and non-desirable behaviours e.g it is desirable but statistical rare ( and therefore ‘abnormal’) to have a high IQ
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Deviation from Social Norms
• All societies have standards and norms (expected / appropriate behaviour patterns e.g. queuing). This definition argues that a person who acts in a socially deviant way / breaks societies standards is abnormal.
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Limitations of Deviation from Social Norms
• This definition is too dependent on context.
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Failure to Function Adequately
• Most societies have expectations about how people should live their lives and contribute to social groups around them, when an individual cannot meet these obligations the both society and also the individuals feel they are failing to function adeq
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• This definition fails to distinguish between desirable and non-desirable behaviours e.g it is desirable but statistical rare ( and therefore ‘abnormal’) to have a high IQ

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Limitations of statistical deviation

Card 3

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• All societies have standards and norms (expected / appropriate behaviour patterns e.g. queuing). This definition argues that a person who acts in a socially deviant way / breaks societies standards is abnormal.

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• This definition is too dependent on context.

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Card 5

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• Most societies have expectations about how people should live their lives and contribute to social groups around them, when an individual cannot meet these obligations the both society and also the individuals feel they are failing to function adeq

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