What is Abnormal?
Before we can write about specific behavioral disorders, we must define 'abnormal'. And what is normal behavior?
The following criteria are used to determine wheter a persons behavior is abnormal or not:
1.Deviation from statistical norms;the word abnormal means 'away from the norm'. Many population facts are measured such as height, weight and intelligence.
2.Deviation from social norms; every vulture has certain standards for acceptable behavior;
3.Maladaptiveness of behavior; this third criterium is how the behavior affects the well-being of the individual and/or social group.
4.Personal distress; the fourth criterium considers abnormality in terms of the individual's subjective feelings, personal distress, rather than his behavior.http://library.thinkquest.org/26618/en-4.1.1=defining%20abnormal%20behavior.htmAuto answered|Score .6User:
what are the other two definitions of behavior Weegy:
behavior. The actions or reactions of a person or animal in response to external or internal stimuli.Auto answered|Score .6|migzptz|Points 7198|
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