Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology is a branch of psychology that studies or tackles problematic behaviors. It is called abnormal because it pertains to atypical behaviors that some people may have been suffering from which made them different from the majority.

 

Thus, this field usually deals with psychological disorders.

 

But the word “abnormal” may have different connotations. For instance, if there’s an abnormal behavior, what is normal then? This question creates more debates than answers.

 

The problem stems from the concept itself. No one can really define abnormality precisely. However, experts had drawn the universal but ever-changing criteria of abnormal behaviors.

 

One of the things that needed to be considered is the social norms. If a person behaves in contrast to the social norm, then the behavior can be considered abnormal.

 

Again, this basis is problematic. When does a behavior can be considered deviant? Nonetheless, behavioral problems may exist.

 

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How Extreme Parenting Develops A Psychopath?

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Intellectual Disability: Symptoms, Causes And Prevention

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High-Functioning Anxiety: What It Feels Like?

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Psychopaths: Are Those People Born To Kill?

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Are psychopaths born to kill? Psychopathy is one of the psychological disorders that are hard to determine. This is because psychopaths behave normally. They are charming and engaging. However, behind their charm are many dangerous traits. Psychopaths have a lack of conscience and empathy. They are manipulative, emotionally callous and unable to respond to normal …

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Antisocial Personality Disorder And It’s Danger If Not Treated

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Antisocial personality disorder is dangerous if not treated. Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is a disorder that characterized by an impairment in the ability to form positive relationships with other people. People with antisocial personality tend to break basic social norms and values. Violent offenses may involve assault, murder, and rape. People with antisocial personality do violent …

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