Chapter 1. Abnormal Psychology: Definition & The Core Concepts. Core Concepts in Abnormal Psychology. Core Concepts in Defining Abnormality 1. The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality. Core Concepts in Abnormal Psychology.
The Core Concepts
Core Concepts inDefiningAbnormality
1. The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality
2. The continuum between normal and abnormal behavior
3. Cultural and historical relativism in defining and classifying abnormal behavior
“describes behavioral, emotional, or cognitive dysfunctions that are unexpected in their cultural context and associated with personal distress or substantial impairment in functioning”
Science of Pathology