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“How is abnormality defined”.
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"How is abnormality defined"
Abnormality is recognised by almost every person, in every culture throughout the world. In society today people will often glance at someone else and think to themselves, "what strange or abnormal behaviour". But defining abnormality is not as straightforward as this at all. In fact every person in the world will have different ideas on what abnormal behaviour looks like, and why he or she are abnormal? In society today regarding someone's behaviour as abnormal is characterised in many different ways by different people. It is very hard to define abnormal, because there is no shared characteristic of all that we call abnormal, because things that are abnormal do not have to have anything in common, and also there is no distinctive line between normal and abnormal, they often overlap into one other.Although not one definition of abnormality on its own is completely correct, each is very useful because it will still give some idea of what abnormal behaviour may look like.
Violation of social norms is a way abnormality can be defined. Each society creates a set of rules that tells the population living within the society, what behaviours are normal and
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