Question and answer
Review pp. 404-408. Explain two definitions of abnormal behavior. Compare the differences between the psychoanalytic, behavioral ,humanistic, and cognitive perspectives on abnormality.
According to our text, two of the definitions of abnormal behavior are abnormality as a sense of personal discomfort and abnormality as the inability to function effectively. [ Abnormality as a sense of personal discomfort means behavior that causes anxiety or distress in the individual or causes harm to another. We all experience moments of this type of behavior, like saying harsh words and
hurting someone's feelings. The difference is that abnormal behavior is continual and prohibits one from functioning in their daily lives. Abnormality as the inability to function effectively means someone who cannot adjust to society and is unable to function. For instance, one who does not understand the rules of society may think it is normal to never leave his or her home and have no contact with other people. The psychoanalytic perspective of abnormal behavior means that the behavior one exhibits is caused by conflict regarding sex and aggression during his or her childhood. Abnormal behavior is seen as a symptom to a deeper problem. The behavioral perspective of abnormal behavior means that the behavior itself is the problem. It is a learned response. The cognitive perspective of abnormal behavior means that it is the thoughts and beliefs of a person that causes the behavior. ]
Expert answered|emdjay23|Points 1741|
Question
Asked 6/25/2013 2:20:28 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
21,534,493 questions answered
Popular Conversations
NAACP
Weegy: The NAACP seems to find racism all around them, but they can't recognize their own! the entire organization is a ...
6/30/2015 9:02:47 AM| 3 Answers
(3k + 4)(3k2 – 5k – 3)
6/30/2015 7:27:10 AM| 2 Answers
a2 + ab – 56b2
6/30/2015 7:29:55 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following would use a convex lens? magnifying ...
Weegy: A magnifying glass (called a hand lens in laboratory contexts) is a convex lens User: Which of the following ...
6/30/2015 8:50:12 AM| 2 Answers
When sending workplace e-mails, it is important to A. use ...
Weegy: When sending workplace e-mails it is important to: communicate in the right tone. User: Which of the ...
6/30/2015 9:00:36 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
1
L
P
1
Points 44 [Total 1450]| Ratings 1| Comments 34| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 840]| Ratings 0| Comments 20| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 7 [Total 518]| Ratings 0| Comments 7| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
Points 4 [Total 3563]| Ratings 0| Comments 4| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 4 [Total 4]| Ratings 0| Comments 4| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
P
1
P
1
Points 2 [Total 9531]| Ratings 0| Comments 2| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 2 [Total 8382]| Ratings 0| Comments 2| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1]| Ratings 0| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 44]| Ratings 0| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
Points 0 [Total 0]| Ratings 0| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.