Models Of Abnormal Psychology

interview and evaluation
April 8, 2019
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
April 8, 2019

Models Of Abnormal Psychology

3 FULL PARAGRAPHS ONLY!

From the reading this week, we learned about the following  theoretical orientations that have emerged in psychology to address  issues of abnormality and mental suffering: the biological model, the  psychodynamic model, the behavioral model, the cognitive model, the  humanistic-existential model, and the sociocultural model.

For the discussion board this week, respond to the following:

Biological, behavioral, and psychodynamic models of abnormal  psychology all suggest that humans are affected by causes unique to  their lives that are beyond each of our abilities to be fully aware of.  For biological models, for instance, these would be our neurochemistry  and genetic makeup (i.e., we are the effects of our biology), for  behavioral models these would be the sum total of social conditioning  that has shaped our behaviors (i.e., we are the effects of our  conditioning), and for psychodynamic models these would be our  unconscious thoughts and desires determined by our early relationships  with caregivers (i.e., we are the effects of our unconscious).

Paragraph 1) If you worked as a mental health professional, do you think  it could be helpful for you to assume that the individuals you are  working with are suffering from causes that are ultimately beyond their  full awareness and control? Why or why not?

Paragraph 2-3) Explain how other theoretical models of abnormal psychology, aside  from the three named above, might challenge the assumption that  individual suffering is caused by factors that are completely beyond  each individual’s control. Discuss how treatment might look different if  you were to utilize these models instead.

 

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