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1

Name a limitation of definitions of abnormality

Social norms are culturally relative

2

Explain why social norms are culturally relative

A person from one culture may label someone from other as abnormal - using their own standards rather than the other persons - e.g. Hearing voices is socially acceptable in some cultures

3

What can we conclude from social norms being culturally relative

Creates problems for people from one culture living within another cultural group

4

Name two limitations of the definitions of abnormality

- not everyone unusual benefits from a label
- social norms are culturally relative

5

Name a second limitation of the definitions of abnormality

Not everyone unusual benefits from a label

6

Why might everyone that is 'unusual' not benefit from a label

When someone's living a happy, fulfilled life there's no benefit to them being labelled as abnormal - e.g. Someone with low IQ who wasn't distressed/out of work - wouldn't need do be diagnosed with intellectual disability

7

What could being labelled as abnormal lead to

Might have negative impact on way others view them & how they see themselves

8

Name a strength of statistical infrequency

Has real life applications- all assessment of patients with mental includes some comparison to statistical norms - a useful part of clinical assessment