posted by Christian .
I need to find at least two instances of abnormal behavior but everytime I do an internet search the results are examples of term papers not instances of abnormal behavior. I ahve to write two paragraphs explaining the deviance. Can anyone help me?
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help. It depends upon the "wording" in your search as to the results you will get. In this case, I entered "examples of abnormal behaviour:
1. (definition): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abnormality_(behavior)
2. (examples): http://ccvillage.buffalo.edu/Abpsy/lecture1.html
3. (I love the title! Abnormal behaviour is normal!): http://employees.oneonta.edu/vomsaaw/w/psy100/handouts/abnormal_behavior_is_normal.htm
4. (Cliffs' Notes): http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/CliffsReviewTopic/Perspectives-on-Abnormal-Behavior.topicArticleId-25438,articleId-25394.html
Then I entered the words "why abnormal behaviour:
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3. (PDF file to download):
The most universal assessment of abnormal behavior in all cultures involves one or both of two factors:
1. Behavior is unpredictable. (You cannot tell what the person is likely to do in any situation.)
2. The behavior violates the norms of the culture or subculture.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.