Psy 270 capstone

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Psy 270 capstone PSY270 Complete DQ’s Week 1 to 9 (including Capstone) Week 1/1 In defining psychological abnormality the four “D’s” are often examined first in the attempt to assess behavior. An individuals’ behavior will be examined for deviance or behavior which differs from the social norm. The particular culture in which the behavior is occurring will aid in defining behavior as deviant as each culture has its own definition of normal and acceptable behavior based upon the specific factors relating to the culture (history, values, etc.). With regard to assessing behavior as deviant one must be careful to examine the specific circumstances which may surround the onset of the behavior. For example: To take the life of another human being would most likely commonly be deemed deviant behavior in our society. However, the opinion may change if the individual were reacting in self-defense to a violent attack (rape).

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PSY270 Complete DQ's Week 1 to 9 (including Capstone)Week 1/1In defining psychological abnormality the four "D's" are often examined first in the attempt to assess behavior. An individuals' behavior will be examined for deviance or behavior which differs from the social norm. The particular culture in which the behavior is occurring will aid in defining behavior as deviant as each culture has its own definition of normal and acceptable behavior based upon the specific factors relating to the culture (history, values, etc.). With regard to assessing behavior as deviant one must be careful to examine the specific circumstances which may surround the onset of the behavior. For example: To take the life of another human being would most likely commonly be deemed deviant behavior in our society. However, the opinion may change if the individual were reacting in self-defense to a violent attack (rape).Behavior will also be assessed for level of distress. Here there is often a challenge as many individual's experience little, or no, distress accompanying mental illness. As our text suggests Brad, who would seem to be suffering a psychotic episode (Schizophrenia), is showing signs of distress. Brad feels anxiety and dread, he feels assaulted by the voices when refusing orders from "them", he is withdrawn and his ability to maintain his health is being effected through dieting in preparation for the invasion. Here we see obvious signs of distress yet some individual's with the sa

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