Are left-handed people abnormal in a sense?
Maybe unusual in that most people are right handed. But, as the saying goes, only left handed people are in their right mind. they are not abnormal in a sense because left-handed individual only have most developed right brain hemisphere that ables them to write or even to work with there left. they are some incident that left-handed individual might gotused-to in using there left hand in such works.
No. Gay people are only normal in the sense that there is nothing wrong with them. They are not "the norm" as far as orientations go. Straight people are "the norm." However gay people are normal as far as human beings go, and so are straight people. The term "abnormal" is usually reserved for people with behaviors that cause harm or detriment.
Because of swordfighting. Most people are right handed hence it was easier to menouver with buttons on the other side.Fewer women were swordfighters (sadly still true) hence button placement was less important. It does however make it easier if you are lefthanded and female. Lefthanded fencer not so much.
Why would the study of normal behavior be more important to the science of psychology than an understanding of abnormal behavior?
This question makes no sense, because physiological (or biological) psychology is a different branch than abnormal psychology. Biological psychology deals with organic psychological processes, such as what specific neurons do, what parts of the brain do, and what happens during specific biological events - such as drug usage or brain trauma. Abnormal psychology studies behavior that is abnormal in a particular context. This could range from depression to personality disorders. Abnormal behavior could have biological…
Homosexuality is "normal" for gay people; it is "abnormal" for heterosexuals. Just as heterosexuality is abnormal for gay people. Homosexuality is not the "norm" in that things that are the norm are common. Only about 3.5% to 8% of people are gay. However, it's not proper to refer to it as abnormal, because this word implies a lack of health. Homosexuality is natural and healthy.