Posted by zazenducke on April 23, 2012, at 8:57:43
In reply to Re: Occupy the APA, posted by SLS on April 23, 2012, at 6:35:36
> > > http://www.mindfreedom.org/campaign/boycott-normal/occupy-apa
> > What sort of "normality" is being referred to here that the APA actively promotes as part of their mission statement? What is the official APA definition of the word "normal" such that it should garner such disdain by the boycott promoters? I don't think we can go very far examining this idea without first describing how the word "normal" is conceptualized by the boycotters, and demonstrating that the APA uses this definition in its official or occult operations.
> Is anyone going to attempt to answer these questions?
> - Scott
Google is your friend Scott And a little common sense. The APA is defining a wide range of common human emotions and conditions as abnormal in the DSM. Normal would be the absence of any of these conditions.
You believe the APA is indulging in occult operations? Do they know you know?
approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.
free from any mental disorder; sane.
Biology, Medicine/Medical .
free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or manipulation.
of natural occurrence.