What Defines Abnormal And Normal Behaviour? Society, Laws, Age Groups And Religious Beliefs

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What defines abnormal and Normal behaviour? Society, laws, age groups and religious beliefs are just some factors which determine how people’s behaviour is viewed. For example in the UK it is illegal for girls under 16 years of age to get married; however this is not the case in more than over at least 30 countries worldwide, the UK multicultural residents, attempt to continue to practice their traditions regardless of the law breaking social norms. Underage forced marriages are a still problem in this country as parents and guardians send British residents aboard to continue this practice.
The most comprehensive attempt to distinguish normality from abnormality comes from clinical psychology, in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The DSM shows how normality depends on situation, has changed throughout history and how it often involves value judgments. Definition of Abnormal: The Challenge in Defining "Normal", (2015)
One definition of abnormality is Deviation from Ideal Mental Health, this example looks at what is normal/ideal and anything that deviates is classed as abnormal. The characteristics involved in considering essential mental health are positive views of one’s self, ability for growth and development, Autonomy and independence, a normal sense of perception of reality, positive friendship and relationship, ability to meet demands of day-to-day situations.
The positives of this concept are clearly visible all the characteristics /ideals are clear to…

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