[Psychology 2032A/B] - Final Exam Guide - Ultimate 181 pages long Study Guide!

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The basic characteristics and determinants of atypical forms of development in children and adolescents. Current conceptual frameworks for defining and understanding developmental disturbances in childhood and adolescence. Carly is 15 years old and lives with her parents. About 2 months ago her parents became concerned with her behaviour. Determining what is normal and abnormal is a delicate process: Disorders are traditionally defined as a pattern of behavioural, cognitive, or physical symptoms, that is associated with one or more of: distress, disability, increased risk for further suffering or harm. Defining abnormality: deviation from norms, abnormality= different from prevailing social norms. How long until it becomes chronic (until it never goes away): cultural relativity e. g. talking distance (closer and further) in other cultures, sex differences. Something becomes abnormal when it becomes less than 2% of the population: if the frequency of this occurrence is <2%, then it is abnormal.

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