Much abnormal behavior is do the result of dealing with stress psychological factors can affect your health stress can cause headaches, allergies, asthma, diarrhea, ulcers. If you think that your religious beliefs have anything to do with other people in any way, that's abnormal if you believe it entitles you to force your opinions and policies on other men, it's outright socially dangerous. Whether a person is religious, spiritual or neither, the major influence religion has on american culture will be emphasized over the coming days with religious observances of passover and easter kenneth i pargament, phd, is a leading expert in the psychology of religion and spirituality. Abnormal psychology is a subdivision of psychology and it is basically the study the abnormal behavior and experience, and partly understood states like hypnosis and dreams the study is done to understand this abnormal functioning and then taking appropriate measures to change it. In quest of the meaning of normal and abnormal behavior dr glenn a zuern dr willie m ashley albany state university 504 college drive, albany, ga 31705 united states of america classified as abnormal along with mohammed and other religious figures, yet billions of people worship these figures while on the other hand, a dirty, long.
Although a particular behavior may not be in itself abnormal, it may be part of a pattern that reflects an abnormal process sleeping less than average, for instance, is sometimes associated with severe depressions and other psychoses. Azim shariff, assistant professor of psychology and director of the culture and morality laboratory at the uo, explores the evolutionary origins of moral behavior, with a special focus on the positive and negative social consequences of religions and related cultural systems.
Chapter 12 r e l i g i o n a n d m e n t a l d i s o r d e r religion as a hazard to mental health as we have already commented, in the history of psychology, the dominant view of faith has been to associate it with psychopathology.
Competent care rests on basic knowledge about religious and spiritual diversity, understanding of how religion and spirituality are interwoven into adaptive and maladaptive human behavior, and skills in assessing and addressing religious and spiritual issues that arise in treatment.
That is why it is interesting to know the effects of abnormal psychology on christians some christians believe that abnormal psychology is consistent with the christian view of the world, while others feel that it is idolatrous and ungodly and rivals their religion more articles : abnormal psychology in the 1900s. Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as precipitating a mental disorder although many behaviors could be considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology generally deals with behavior in a clinical context.
Religion as a source of abnormal mental motives religious systems affect the motives and behaviors of their followers just as they can strengthen moral commitments, they may stimulate disordered thinking and action 199 we see this in religion's concern with sin. Abnormal behavior in religion abnormal behavior dee castellano psy/410 version 2 december 3, 2011 sara beth lohre abnormal behavior with writing this paper lets first begin with the definition of abnormal psychology according to the dictionary abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology dealing with mental disorders or maladaptive behavior and the study of mental retardation, hypnosis.