... nonpathological behavior e g public speaking some disordered behaviors may not cause the person to feel distress e g masochism A Practical Approach Behavior in context a synthesis of the previous perspectives content of behavior behavior is likely to be judged abnormal by society if it is maladaptive or disabling...
[ | abnormalITY - NO SLIDE TITLE | ] ... Defining Abnormality Abnormality as the inability to function effectively inability to adjust to the demands of society Abnormality as a legal concept the legal view of insanity Models of Abnormality Medical model suggests that physiological causes are at the root of abnormal behavior Psychoanalytic model...
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volving Concepts of Mental Disorder How do we define abnormality Medical model disease view biological causes Psychological models Psychogenic Caused by psychological factors thoughts beliefs childhood experiences Indicators of Abnormality Classifying System DSM IV 1994 Fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders the...