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Abnormal Behaviors

Abnormal Behaviors

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will define psychopathology, social nonconformity, maladaptive behavior and insanity.

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Terms to Know
  • Insanity

    A legal term which determines the mental “fitness” of a person and their level of responsibility.

  • Maladaptive Behavior

    Ways of thinking or acting that that make it difficult to adjust to the environment and new situations, and make day-to-day life difficult.

  • Psychopathology

    The study of mental distress and disorder and of abnormal and maladaptive behaviors.

  • Social Nonconformity

    When a person does not conform to or follow accepted social or group norms.