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Running Head: MODELS OF ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR 1Models of AbnormalityTomika M. GooneGrand Canyon UniversityPSY 470January 14, 2018
MODELS OF ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR 2Models of AbnormalityAbnormal Behavioral Models are basically analogies that researchers use to interpret behaviors they seek to understand. There are six models of abnormality that provide therapist, counselors and individuals with a greater understanding of these abnormal behaviors. Psychotherapists use the medical model, which describes mental illness as “sicknesses.” In this essay the six models of abnormal behavior will be discussed. Along with the application of treatment for each abnormality listed. The biological model proposes that abnormal behavior is brought about by biological components, particularly including hereditary material and the cerebrum. The human brain is comprised of billions of neurons (nerve cells) that send and transmit data. The brain is separated into two hemispheres, each controlling the appropriate side of the body. The brain includes the hypothalamus, thalamus, and reticular endorsing framework, limbic framework, and cerebrum. Different areas in the midbrain and hindbrain produce chemicals that are related to mental health concerns (Mike, Liz & Claire, 2008). An example is how genetics and hereditary plays a vital role in explaining the biological disorders. The Human Genome Project has mapped the areas located in the core of a human cell that impact the complete hereditary material found in every cell of the human body. For example, people can become extremely disturb as a result of the biological sequencing in the brain. While single cells have been observed as responsible for a few ailments, most maladies are the aftereffect of numerous conditions associated with hormones, electrical signs, and supplement supplies internally in addition to physical and social situations(Thelen et al, 2011). The biological approach is best treated with medication and therapeutic counseling, which depends on the disorder.
MODELS OF ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR 3Psychodynamic models are based on Sigmund Freud’s imagination whereby the psychodynamic model stresses early adolescence encounters. Uneasiness results from unconscious and unresolved concerns.

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