Each of these categories has specific characteristics as per their classifications hence making it a challenge to classify psychological abnormalities. Statistical abnormality, for example, is sometimes miss-classified as either being extremely intelligent or very good at sports. This, however, is a wrong classification since what is considered as an abnormal behaviour differs from one community to another. Moreover, The DSM shows dependency on normalcy to define abnormality. This definition involves a value judgment thus making it inappropriate for defining abnormal behaviours.
In my point of view, abnormal behaviour is an emotional distress associated with unhappy individuals who feel like they are socially alienated from others. This definition covers socio-cultural relationships, which makes is valid in the conceptualization of abnormal behaviours. Most abnormalities are socially related beginning from post-traumatic stress disorders, which results into abnormal behaviours (Oltmanns et. al., 2012). Abnormal behaviours should, therefore, be diagnosed based on socialization processes before considering the statistical deviance behaviours in the dysfunctional individuals.
Socio-cultural theoretical perspective regarding abnormal behaviours best suits the explanation for abnormality emergences in the social settings. In the first place, abnormal behaviours are usually considered as social attributes with respect to improper socialization processes. Lack of a sense of belonging socially and culturally influences peoples’ normal behaviours. Both primary and secondary categories of socialization influence cultural norms, which are guidelines to norms (Hoboken). Psycho-dynamics, through Diathesis stress analysis, find various people who are poorly alienated socially and culturally suffering from dysfunctional behaviours. Hanging out ...Show more