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On Being Sane

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Mc Kinon
Semester
Winter

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ON BEING SANE IN INSANE PLACES David L. Rosenhan Deviance is the recognized violation of social norms. Whether a person is labeled deviant depends on how others perceive, define, and respond to that persons behavior. There is a great deal of conflicting data on the reliability, utility, and meaning of such terms as sanity, insanity, mental illness, and schizophrenia. Benedict suggests that normality and abnormality are not universal. What is viewed as normal in one culture may be seen as quite unusual in another. o Thus, notions of normality and abnormality may not be quite as accurate as people believe they are. The belief has been strong that t
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