WHAT IS CONSIDERED “NORMAL” AND “ABNORMAL” TYPES OF COGNITIONS AND BEHAVIORS? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT ABNORMAL OR DEVIANT BEHAVIOR? HOW DOES THE BIBLE’S DIRECTIVES DIFFER FROM WHAT IS CURRENTLY CONSIDERED “NORMAL” OR “ABNORMAL” IN YOUR CULTURE OR EN
After reading Chapter 1-2 which is attached, discuss the concept of “abnormality” from a Biblical perspective. What is considered “normal” and “abnormal” types of cognitions and behaviors? What does the Bible say about abnormal or deviant behavior? How does the Bible’s directives differ from what is currently considered “normal” or “abnormal” in your culture or environment? How can the Bible’s teachings inform a person’s concept of abnormality? Integrate into your discussion the 4 D’s – Dysfunction, Distress, Deviance, and Dangerousness.
Cite all sources in APA format. Must include a Bible verse and application and 1 outside source cited in APA format (in at least 200–250 words). Must Utilize at least 1 journal or book reference (besides the course textbook), cited in current APA format. Be sure your references are scholarly, peer-reviewed, book or journal articles only. Please do not use websites as references of information. Direct quotes will not be counted toward the word count. Also, must include a Bible scripture reference within your thread. Include an application of the passage to the topic about which you are writing, and not just a quote with a one-line explanation.