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Statistical infrequency

Behaviour which is statistically rare is seen as abnormal

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Deviation form social norms

Behaviour which deviates from social norms

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Failure to function adequately

A person is unable to live a normal life unable to experience the normal range of emotions or engage in the normal range of behaviour

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Deviation from ideal mental health

Starts with a definition of normality. If a person doesn't fulfil the criteria this could indicate an abnormality

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Description of statistical infrequency

A persons trait thinking or behaviour is classified as abnormal

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Example of stat infrequency

Fear of dogs

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Example of psychological abnormalities in stat infrequency

OCD
Agoraphobia

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Description of deviation from social norms

A persons thinking or behaviour is classified as abnormal if it violates the rules about what is expected

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Example of deviation from social norms

Not being polite
Laughing at a funeral
Not wearing clothes in public

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Psychological abnormality example of deviation from social norms

OCD
Depression

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Description of Failure to function adequately

A person is considered abnormal if they are unable to cope with the demands of everyday life

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Who proposed 7 major features which indicates that a person may not be functioning adequately

Rosenhan and seligman

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4 of Rosenhan and seligmans criteria

Personal distress
Maladptiveness
Irrationality
Unpredictablity

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Psychological abnormalities of failure to function adequatley

OCD
Depression

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Who made a criteria for deviation from ideal mental health

Jahoda

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4 things from jahodas criteria

Positive attitudes towards yourself
Resistance to stress
Personal autonomy
Adapting to the environment

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Description of deviation from ideal mental health

Rather then defining what's abnormal we define what is normal

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Psychological abnormalities of deviation from ideal mental health

Stress about exams
Moving schools and being anxious not making new friends feeling lonely