g202 psy2420 module 1 written assignment

In a 2-3 page paper, written in APA format and using proper spelling/grammar, address the following:

  1. Describe the ways in which abnormal behaviors differ from maladaptive behaviors.
  2. Explain why it’s important for a mental health practitioner to correctly differentiate between abnormal and maladaptive behaviors.
  3. Explain ways in which cultural and/or social norms may play a role when interpreting behaviors.
  4. Develop short behavioral profiles for two fictional individuals:
    • the first should portray an individual who exhibits abnormal behaviors
    • the second should be behave in a way that would be considered maladaptive

Be sure to include APA citations for any resources you used as references.


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