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Psych abnormality

Deviation from social norms Social norms are the implicit, unspoken rules in society.
Deviation from ideal mental health The lack of a 'contented existence'. Marie Jahoda gave 6 criteria (ASPIES)
Failure to function adequately Maladaptive behaviour. Behaviour that is a danger to oneself or others or that leads to an inability to cope with everyday life. Uses the GAF
Social cryptoamnesia Over time, we forget how an idea originated.
Social norms - advantages and disadvantages Observable:) Works in relation to others:) Cultural relatism:( Context:( Changes over time:(
Ideal mental health - advantages and disadvantages Not always visible:) No one can achieve perfection:( Ethnocentric:( Must grieve sometimes:( Maslow's hierarchy of needs :(
Failure to function adequately - advantages and disadvantages Identifies those who need help:) Most people act dangerously sometimes:(
Szasz 'Abnormal' labelling excludes people.
Rosenhan All but one of psuedo patients were diagnosed with schizophrenia
Created by: Georgia11
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