Deviance


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Deviance

Conspicuous dissimilarity with, or variation from, customarily acceptable behavior.

Deviance implies a lack of compliance to societal norms, such as by engaging in activities that are frowned upon by society and frequently have legal sanctions as well, for example, the illegal use of drugs.

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Positive Deviance (PD) is an approach that engages peers in observation and data collection to Identify uncommon but successful behaviours.
Essays 2-6 explore the issues of reductionism and causal deviance surrounding CTA.
The lowess trend line of the top left graph indicates that the change in deviance per observation dropped from about -0.
Positive deviance has been used in diverse health-related interventions, but has not previously been used in weight-loss interventions," Kraschnewski said.
Only that cutting corners, also called "Normalization of Deviance," could be as bad for the industry as it was for the space shuttle.
Sustainable Agriculture and Positive Deviance Focus of New Programs
This book explains concepts and derivations of the default framework for Bayesian model selection, and gives practical examples of model selection criteria, including the numerical calculation of Bayes factors, the Bayesian predictive information criteria, and the deviance information criteria.
TORONTO, May 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In reaction to the storm of allegations regarding the systemic and conspired pedophilia within the Catholic Church, Canadian artist Brian Rushton Phillips releases the first print in a new series commemorating the Church's deviance.
Sexual abuse and deviance have been par for the course within the Church not for generations, but for centuries.
In his editorial Roy Jobson (2) draws attention to the normalisation of deviance in medicines regulation in South Africa.
The fatwa came during a programme transmitted live by the Holy Quran Radio on Wednesday in which he said "satellite channels caused the deviance of thousands of people as they show seduction, obscenity and vulgarity".
Insanity, sexual deviance, and emotional torment are just some of the afflictions that plague the characters of Boris Eifman's ballets, which center on the inner lives of historical and literary personages from Tehaikovsky to Anna Karenina.