A single unexpected or careless unsanctioned conduct is referred to as aberrant behavior. It describes irregular behavior that differs from what is seen as typical.
In sociology, the phrase means that the behavior in issue is carried out covertly and primarily for self-centered motives.
‘Non-conforming behavior’ contrasts with certain peculiar carnal behaviors. It mainly refers to openly breaking societal standards, often done purposefully to provoke social change.
Therefore, the political or religious outlaw declares their deviation to as many people as possible. The ramifications of this divergence for theories of deviance are examined explicitly by Robert K. Merton in his article on ‘Social Problems and Sociological Theory.’
Several courts have decided throughout many nations that aberrant behavior supports a downhill divergence.
The Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) is a validated problem behavior assessment measure created to evaluate the impact of therapy on patients with intellectual disabilities. Young children with intellectual and developmental impairments (IDD) are susceptible to the emergence of severe behaviors such as violence, self-harm, disturbance, and tantrums. Therefore, ABC-C has been used with young children under five to assess the behavioral and psychopharmacological therapy outcomes.
The following labels have been assigned to the factors of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist:
One – irritability, agitation, and crying
Two – hyperactivity and noncompliance
Three – inappropriate speech
Four – lethargy and social withdrawal
Five – stereotypic behavior