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Renee Bilsland THE REACTION PAPER For our first assignment I decided that I would take part in wearing my makeup in  an obscene manner.   Normally I am very picky and precise about these things so this  was a tad bit difficult.  I spent an evening with some friends and went to the mall to do a  normal evening of shopping.  We were in the mall for about an hour and a half.  In  description my base had very clear lines, my eye shadow circled the entirety of both  eyes, my eyeliner was so thick it covered the lids of my eyes and my blush and lip gloss  were fire engine red.  Needless to say; no one in history has left the house looking like  that who was not headed to a circus.  I would say that approximately a hundred to a  hundred-fifty people saw the humiliating act.   There are four main D’s that are characteristic of abnormal psychology.  The first  one is deviance.  Deviance can be defined by the amount of difference one is portrayed  in comparison with the amount of normality measured by social norms.  The second D is  distress.  Distress can be defined by the amount confliction that a certain behavior  produces in comparison with the rest of life.  The third D is dysfunction.  Dysfunction  occurs when a behavior interferes with daily life to a point that you can’t function.  The 
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fourth and final D is danger.  Danger is clearly a behavior that when done could/ will  cause bodily harm to oneself or to other nearby.  In my little experiment that I conducted myself I most certainly fell into the  category of deviance.  The only problem with what I was doing was that I looked  extremely different from any else.  I was still able to function and run a daily life through 
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