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Atypical Behaviour . Psychology of Individual Differences. Task. Define what you think ‘normal’ is. As a result, what is abnormal?. Categorise the following as either normal or abnormal: . Watching a washing machine wash clothes. Adults playing with train sets Trainspotting/planespotting

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atypical behaviour

Atypical Behaviour

Psychology of Individual Differences

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Task
  • Define what you think ‘normal’ is.
  • As a result, what is abnormal?
categorise the following as either normal or abnormal
Categorise the following as either normal or abnormal:
  • Watching a washing machine wash clothes.
  • Adults playing with train sets
  • Trainspotting/planespotting
  • Tidying and organising clothes.
  • Treating your pet like a person
  • Having lucky charms
  • Wearing certain socks on certain days.
definitions
Definitions
  • Statistical Infrequency
  • Deviating from Social Norms
  • Distress/Mental health
  • Maladaptive Behaviour
social norms
Social Norms
  • Behaviour which goes against the norms of their society.
  • Which the majority would think was ‘weird’.
  • List all of the positives and negatives you can think of for defining atypical behaviour in this way.
distress mental health
Distress/Mental Health
  • When people deviate from ideal mental health
  • List the positives and negatives of this definition
maladaptive behaviour
Maladaptive Behaviour
  • Failure to function within society
  • When diagnosed with disorder Clinical Psychologists rate the individual’s ability to function on a scale from 0-100.
  • Job, finances, relationships, day to day responsibilities: shopping, paying bills, getting up in the morning.
  • List the positives and negatives of this definition.
jahoda 1958
Jahoda 1958
  • 6 categories of ideal mental health
    • Self attitudes – self-esteem and sense of idenity.
    • Self-actualisation
    • Integration
    • Autonomy
    • Accurate perception of reality
    • Mastery of the environment
mini essay
Mini Essay
  • Explain and evaluate 2 definitions of atypical behaviour.
  • (KU 6 / AE 4).