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Jonathan Boice Dr. Madey Intro to Psychology 6 December 2006 Are You Normal? Do you think you’re normal? Why? What is normal anyway? To me their really shouldn’t be a normal stereotype. Normal is what people call socially acceptable. There is a time when “not normal” can be considered “normal.” In these next few paragraphs I am going to explain a few things. 1.) What is normal and how it is defined. 2.) When is “not normal” “normal?” 3.) And finally if considered not normal does it mean you have a psychological disorder. Also I will pick a Psychological disorder, I will explain how it’s diagnosed, and if this is really considered a psychological disorder. nor·mal [ nawr -m uh l] – a. Approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. b. Free from any mental disorder; sane. (dictionary.com) In behavior, normal refers to a lack of significant difference from the average. The phrase "not normal" is often applied in a negative sense (stating that
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BIO 150 taught by Professor Petrie during the Spring '08 term at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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