Normative View Normality and Abnormality

Normative View Normality and Abnormality - sometimes with...

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Normative View norms as ideals- standards of valued behavior ex: 19 year old after bariatric surgery “ I can’t wait until I’m skinny” – being skinny is norm, it is an ideal - can go beyond what people desire - what is right and what is wrong - sometimes normal equated with desirability
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Unformatted text preview: - sometimes with undesirable and mindless conformity Natural View- human nature sets standards of normality- evolution and natural selection designed people to have particular instincts- not statistical- culture has to do what it can to have people not act on natural instincts...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course SCIOLOGY 240 taught by Professor Horwitz during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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