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  1. Introduction
  2. Gender and sexual preferences and practices
  3. Abnormal behavior in politics
  4. Age
  5. Conclusion

During the past century the perception of gender and sexual preferences have changed within society. The reason for this change is because people are welcoming free expression of a person's identity and orientation. This freedom enables one to conform to his or her true self rather than the conformity of society. In society, gender and sexual preferences had a set of expectations and beliefs on how someone should behave, think, feel, and have certain characteristics. For example, men were supposed to be bread winner and masculine; whereas women were supposed to be feminine (Hansell & Damour, 2008).

What is considered to be abnormal in gender roles and sexual preferences are normal within society because people have accepted homosexuality and bisexuality. For example, a person who is homosexual is branded with one or more of the following: a carrier of aids; a victim of sexual abuse, which in turn made them a homosexual; or a psychological disorder that made him or her have same sex relationships. Even though no one knows what causes a person to become heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual through research and scientific methods professional psychologists have affirmed that it is not abnormal or a mental disorder if a person is homosexual or bisexual (Sherwin, 2008).

[...] doi: 10.1037 /0708- Shiraev, E. B. & Levy, D. A. (2010). Cross-cultural psychology: critical thinking and contemporary applications (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson/Allyn Bacon. [...]


[...] There are many challenges of abnormal behavior. No one knows if it because of sex, race, creed or color. However, it is known that challenges do exists. Gender and Sexual Preferences and Practices During the past century the perception of gender and sexual preferences have changed within society. The reason for this change is because people are welcoming free expression of a person's identity and orientation. This freedom enables one to conform to his or her true self rather than the conformity of society. [...]


[...] (2008). Abnormal psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Muris, P. (2006, February). Freud was right . About the origins of abnormal behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15(1) Sherwin, B. B. (2008). Hormones, the brain, and me. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 42-48. [...]

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