You are required to write an academic report which demonstrates your understanding of the difficulties faced by psychologists in the definition and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour.
Your report must include an explanation of the following:
• The problems with psychologists’ attempts to define abnormality. You must choose three of the following to include within your explanation:
– Statistical frequency
– Failure to function adequately
– Deviation from ideal mental health
– Deviation from social norms
• The problems with using classification systems used to diagnose mental illness.