Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology - • Danger(to oneself or others •...

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Abnormal Psychology: The scientific study of abnormal behavior in order to describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning. What exactly is psychological abnormality? It possesses these general tendencies: Deviance (usually when compared to social/cultural norms) Distress (not always) Dysfunction (interferes with daily functioning)
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Unformatted text preview: • Danger (to oneself or others) • What is the Concept of Treatment? • Treatment (Therapy): A procedure that is designed to help change abnormal behavior into more normal behavior. • Treatment tends to have some general similar features: • •A sufferer • •A trained Healer • •Contacts between the sufferer and the healer...
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