Results for - Abnormal Psychology

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I am currently taking an Abnormal Psychology course and wanted to share and discussed some things I learned.

A behavior is considered to be abnormal if it has 3 Ds - deviance (how unusual it is), dysfunction (might create problems in the person's life) and distress (experienced by the person). Do you agree with this definition?

1. A behavior is considered to be abnormal if it has 3 Ds - deviance (how unusual it is), dysfunction (might create problems in the person's life) and distress (experienced by the person). Do you agree with this definition?

Yes
40%
728 votes
No
15%
281 votes
Undecided b/c I don't understan well enough what those terms mean
44%
800 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
24 votes

2. Distress was considered as a tricky criteria because sometimes the person who exhibits an abnormal behavior is too ill to recognize that it causes them discomfort. Do you agree

Yes
49%
901 votes
No
13%
247 votes
Undecided
37%
685 votes
Do you know someone like that?

3. Do you know someone like that?

Yes - me
8%
147 votes
Yes - someone I know
25%
456 votes
No
42%
771 votes
Undecided
27%
500 votes

4. According to my textbook only 32% Canadians with mental illnesses are seeking help. Are you surprised at this number?

Yes
22%
398 votes
No
78%
1,435 votes

5. What do you do when you encounter someone with an abnormal behavior? Pick the best possible answer, although more than one might apply.

Agree with the person - there is no need to irritate them more than they already are
32%
585 votes
Try to point out how the behaviour might cause them further distress and dysfunction
18%
332 votes
Gently recommend to see a mental health professional
18%
325 votes
Excuse yourself and avoid them in the future
38%
703 votes
Other (please specify)
7%
125 votes
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