Social Norm of Abnormality

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what does the social norm define abnormality as?
behaviour that goes against the social norms of society
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define social norms
social norms are the cultural expectations about what is normal and what is not
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when do these norms differ?
they change throughout time and differ depending on what cultural group you are a part of/ the context e.g. social norm in rastafarian tribes to hear voices.
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STRENGTH: culture
explains why the definition of abnormality differs for different cultures
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STRENGTH: pos and neg abnormality
distinguishes between positive and negative abnormality e.g. only defines undesirable behaviours as abnormal
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WEAKNESS: changes
it is hard to have a reliable idea of what is abnormal as the social norms are changing all the time and differ depending upon cultures so diagnosis using this definition is difficult
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WEAKNESS: refused treatment
if you don't break any social norms externally but are still in need of help e.g. someone with social anxiety
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