It is often difficult to discriminate between normal and abnormal behavior, especially where personality disorders are concerned. In fact, many students will identify their own behavior in various personality disorders. Read the following and say whether or not the behavior is or is not abnormal and why. apa and cititations please
- A woman who is careful to lock her car and house immediately after entering them because she fears intruders. Would you consider this behavior paranoid? Why or why not? When would it become paranoid?
- A car salesman who lies to people to manipulate them into buying a car and feels no guilt about making an unethical sale. Would you consider this behavior antisocial?
- A woman who does not socialize with other people. She communicates with people at her job, but outside of work, she has no social contact with others. Would you consider this behavior schizoid?
- A man who becomes upset when his wife rearranges his shirt drawer, does not have dinner ready on schedule, or in any way interferes with his rigidly planned work schedule. Would you consider this behavior obsessive-compulsive?
Given the sometimes heavy content of this course, please use this time to reflect on how you are doing, how your semester is going and your plans for self-care during the upcoming spring break; no sources needed.
Im doing pretty well in the class and it has to be 400 words