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psyb32 Chapter 1

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB32H3
Professor
Konstantine Zakzanis
Semester
Fall

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PSYB32 Chapter 1 Statistical InfrequencyNormal curve or bellshaped curve places the majority of people in the middlePerson considered normal if they do not deviate much from the average in a certain trait or behaviour pattern Violation of NormsAnother characteristic to take into account is whether the behaviour violates social norms or threatens or makes anxious those observing the behaviour Personal Distress Behaviour is abnormal if it causes great distress and torment in the person experiencing it Disability or DysfunctionDisability impairment in some important area of life UnexpectednessDistress and disability are considered abnormal when they are UNEXPECTED responses to environmental stimuli History of PsychopathologyEarly DemonologyDemonology Doctrine that an
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