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Mental Health Corner: Everyone's a Deviant


Last updated 11/23/2020 at 1:47pm

Deviance is difficult to define and many who study the concept disagree on how it should be defined. However, the closest definition in its most basic form is that deviance is any violation of societal norms.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an individual who is named a deviant as “a person who differs markedly from what is considered normal or acceptable.” The labeling of a deviant can...

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