Imagine you're the interviewer and you interview someone who has arrived late and presented themselves in a very lazy manner; you'd immediately form the impression that this person is abnormal. Cultures do vary throughout different societies though, therefore there isn't one universal set of rules; this is known as 'cultural relativism'. What can be considered normal in one culture can be interpreted as highly abnormal in another. Consequently an individual could be labelled as mentally ill of 'abnormal'. This is a limitation of this definition of abnormality because It could mean people could misread another's behaviour as 'abnormal' when maybe that just follow another culture etc.
No matter what behavior is identified to be a dysfunction, it must be noteworthy to interfere in the individual’s life. Behaviors why may upset, distracts or confuses an individual that he / she cannot attend to own needs may define the dysfunction criterion. Distress is the second D of Abnormality which is related to dysfunction. It is related in a way that it becomes an important way to rate perceptual dysfunctions in an individual. Apparently, the relationship between distress and dysfunction is not always linear.
Accounting’ a. What does discrimination mean to you personally? Discrimination is a state of mind; this mindset has the disposition of looking down on someone who you view as lower then yourself for color, race, or religion. It can take on a very ugly face, it is almost always irrational and it makes you unable to act normally around the person you have prejudice toward. This causes friendships to never happen and it makes you dislike or hate someone without getting to know them.
The Psychology behind Abnormal Psychology and Antisocial Personality Disorder Psychology 303 Professor Matheson May 16, 2010 Abstract The field of abnormal psychology researches the nature of psychopathology, including theories and research regarding its causes, and in turn, this data is applied in clinical psychology to treat patients with psychological disorders. Whereas numerous disorders vacillate as far as existence and intensity of symptoms, personality disorders characteristically stay comparatively constant. Personality disorders generate a maladaptive pattern of beliefs, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that can produce severe damage to relationships and other areas of life. Even though descriptions, evaluations, and classifications of mental disorders can differ, guideline criterion is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, DSM -IV-TR. The precise types of personality disorders are categorized and grouped into three clusters on the basis of analogous characteristics and symptoms.
“Abnormality is very difficult to define. It can be hard to decide where normal behaviour ends and abnormal behaviour begins.” Discuss 2 or more definitions of abnormality. The first one is deviation from social norms which means a person’s thinking or behaviour goes against what is expected and acceptable behaviour in the present social group. This may be by being unnecessarily rude to another to another who hasn’t wronged you or by making others feel threatened or uncomfortable. This also extends to the unwritten rules of everyday life, like to walk around with no shoes on at work/school, as this is expected of you but isn’t written in any rulebook.
But it becomes wrong when you are selling your products at such a low price that you put all other companies out of business. When you are using this form of dumping, you put people out of work because their company can no longer afford to keep them on. Either way I don’t see any moral reasoning that would support dumping products overseas if it’s illegal. First you are breaking a law that has been setup to protect people. You are also intentionally causing harm to others, if you follow either definition.
However, failure to function adequately is a general sign of a disorder and not itself specific to any condition. Rosenhan and Seligman (1989) have suggested some characteristics of abnormal behaviour that are related to the FFA definition include: observer discomfort, unpredictability, irrationality and maladaptiveness. One limitation of Failure to Function Adequately is Cultural issues. Patterns of behaviour vary from culture to culture, so failing to function adequately may look different depending upon which culture you are in. The FFA criterion is likely to result in different diagnosis when applied to people from different cultures, because the standard of one culture being used to measure another.
It is not good to let stereotypes affect your relationship with others in the work place is because in some cases, lawsuits result from discrimination suits, and this results in damaging public perception of the company. Other examples include: Lost employees Lost sales and customers Difficulty hiring top-level employees Difficulty retraining employees Diminished productivity/profits However,
When the total picture is absent then blind judgment causes stereotyping. Society innocently makes and perpetuates stereotyping, that sometimes lead to unjust discrimination and maltreatment when it is unfavorable. Stereotypes sometimes progress out of fear from minority groups. Prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination are all considered to be biases. The way people see others of certain groups is not the exact way they imagine he or she may or should be.
It diminishes the trust upon which our freedoms are based. Read the following example of how this type of behavior hurts our freedom. Many people shoplift because they think they can get away with it. These people are stealing, which is illegal. But beyond this, their behavior damages the delicate balance between trust and freedom.