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1. Different (Unusual Behavior) 2. Deviant 3. Distorted (faulty perceptions of reality) 4. Distress 5. Defeating (Maladaptive or Self-Defeating) 6. Dangerous Cultural Bases of Abnormal Behavior Behavior that is normal in one culture may be deemed abnormal in another The standards we use in making judgments of abnormal behavior must take into account cultural factors Description, Explanation, Prediction and Control
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Scientific Method: systematic method of conducting scientific research in which theories or assumptions are examined in the light of evidence Theory- formulation of the relationships underlying observed events Studying Psych Disorders Clinical Description Causation/Etiology Treatment and Outcomes Major Errors to Avoid: Treating Science as dogma Treating dogma as science Chapter 2: Contemporary Perspective on abnormal Behavior Biopsychosocial Perspective: Biological Perspective Psychological Perspective Sociocultural Perspective Diathesis-Stress Model: a model that posits that abnormal behavior problems involve the
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