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What is normal? Is it majority rules, is it subjective, is it relative; or is normality dictated by some code, some moral code external to ourselves. I don’t know. I just thought it was important to question what is normal before we start espousing our standards of normality. To the question though, I guess I would consider a marriage relationship, actively seeking one’s God, and spending time with family normal behaviors. Conversely, abnormal behaviors might include suicide, extreme depression, and hearing voices. When I classify these behaviors as normal or abnormal I am mainly pulling from my own experiences. For instance, in some Islamic sects suicide (suicide bombers) might be perfectly normal. But in my experience suicide is abnormal behavior. Likewise, I have had bouts with mild depression in my life, brought on by life events, but I have never experienced extreme depression. Although I will say that depression is becoming more and more normal in the United States these days. Also, I have never heard voices myself, but in many domestic religions speaking with God is common. For me, normal behaviors are exemplified by my everyday experiences; marriage, God, family. That is a very narrow view of normality though.Get up to 80% Off Textbooks at Barnes & Noble
Kowalski, R., & Westen, D. (2005). Psychology (4 th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.