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During childhood development one type of conduct which is characteristically seen is oppositional behaviour Oppositional behaviour is expressed through disobedient markedly defiant language tendency to argue with the parents or simply ignores the parents word It is most frequently seen in children below the age of ten years old This kind of behaviour is acceptable until it gets too extreme The behaviour would be classified as abnormal if it fits into the following criteria Behaviour is unusual Nevid Rathus and Greene 2003 eg the child likes to spend time purposefully annoying the parents Behaviour is socially unacceptable or violates social norm Nevid et al 2003 eg the child does not obey the teacher and throws book at her Perception or interpretation of reality is faulty Nevid et al 2003 eg the child thinks that annoying the parents is the one and only best way to achieve what heshe wants The person is in significant personal distress Nevid et al 2003 eg the child gets very angry when reject by the parents Behaviour is maladaptive or self-defeating Nevid et al 2003 eg the child draws on the furniture when heshe already knew that hisher parents is going to be very angry and yell at himher Behaviour is dangerous Nevid et al 2003 eg the child hit the window or bans himselfherself by the wall when parents does not satisfy hisher needs If the shows the above conduct very often this behaviour might be consider abnormal or could be classify as a disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder is characterised by tendency to irritate or annoy others purposefully or aggressiveness Children with oppositional defiant disorder tend to have negative response eg no when given commands by their parents There are many paradigms which we can use to explain this oppositional behaviour the most common two are behavioural paradigm and family systems paradigm Behavioural paradigm focuses on behaviours and learning process whether the oppositional behaviour has been reinforced or punished
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