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The Impact of the Media on Abnormal Behavior

Abnormal behavior cannot be defined without considering the continuum between normality and abnormality. However, it is difficult to draw the line between what is normal and what is abnormal. One of the things that blurs the line is the media. How has television, including reality television shows, sitcoms, dramatic presentations and news reporting impacted our concept of normalcy?

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Over the years, our concept of normal behavior versus abnormal behavior has been changing. This is mainly due to the fine line that exists between the normality and abnormality. That fine line usually entails certain important factors such as culture. As we learn more about different cultures and I we become increasingly aware that there is a world beyond our boundaries, we are able to gain a better understanding of what behaviors may or may not be considered normal/acceptable. For example, in some ...

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How has television, including reality television shows, sitcoms, dramatic presentations and news reporting impacted our concept of normalcy?

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