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synonyms for deviance

  • aberrance
  • aberrancy
  • aberration
  • anomaly
  • deviation
  • discrepancy
  • divergence
  • irregularity
  • unnaturalness
  • noncomformity
  • preternaturalness

antonyms for deviance

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  • agreement
  • conformity
  • harmony
  • normality
  • regularity
  • sameness
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How to use deviance in a sentence

Some may abuse victims for reasons similar to male offenders – for example, to gain power, to retaliate against someone or because of sexual deviance.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL GUILTY IN EPSTEIN SEX TRAFFICKING TRIAL: WHAT THE CASE REVEALED ABOUT FEMALE SEX OFFENDERSLGBTQ-EDITORJANUARY 11, 2022NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The term “positive deviance” first appeared in the mid 1970s, but the approach did not gain traction until nearly two decades later.
WHY DO SOME PEOPLE SUCCEED WHEN OTHERS FAIL? OUTLIERS PROVIDE CLUESSUJATA GUPTAJANUARY 6, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
Without approaches such as positive deviance that look at groups and individuals in the margins, “I just worry that we are missing a hugely important part of the picture,” Higgs says.
WHY DO SOME PEOPLE SUCCEED WHEN OTHERS FAIL? OUTLIERS PROVIDE CLUESSUJATA GUPTAJANUARY 6, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
One concerning upshot of this is the medicalization of deviance, which can ultimately motivate biological intervention to eliminate behaviors considered non-normative or wrong.
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In a 2013 study, psychologists designed a series of experiments to give people the opportunity to cheat on a puzzle, then measured how the deviance made them feel.
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