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Chapter 1

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY240H1
Professor
S.Cassin
Semester
Winter

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Chapter One Looking at Abnormality Psychopathology: people who suffer mental, emotional, and often physical pain as a result of some form of psychological or mental disorder sometimes experiences of people who suffer from psychopathology are unusual. Context: environment and circumstances in which a behaviour occurs Gender roles: According to Freud, what society considers to be the appropriate behaviours for males or females Some theorists focus on unusualness of behaviour, discomfort of the person exhibiting behaviour, presence of mental illness, and maladaptiveness of behaviour. Cultural Relativism: a perspective that holds that there are no universal standards or rules for labeling behaviour as abnormal. Instead, behaviours can only be abnormal relative to cultural norms. Cultural relativists believe that there are different definitions of abnormality across different cultures. Unusualness: criterion for abnormality that suggests that abnormal behaviours are rare or unexpected Discomfort: criterion for abnormal
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