Models of Abnormality

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Axia College Material Appendix C Models of Abnormality Psychologists use several different models to explain abnormal behavior. These different models have created shifts in values and beliefs as well as improvements in clinical research. These differences in ideas mean that the different models are sometimes in conflict with one another. People who follow one model often point out where another model fails in its interpretations, investigations, and treatment methods. Read the brief profile of Willard and follow the directions to complete the chart: Willard is an angry man. He often gets his way by bullying and berating others. The following is a list of proposed causes for Willard's behavior. Each cause was presented by a psychologist with a different theoretical perspective. Match the psychologist to the cause he or she is likely to present and to the treatment he or she is most likely to recommend. Psychologists: Dr. Smith, Biologist Dr. Mullen, Psychoanalyst Dr. James, Behaviorist Dr. Allen, Cognitivist
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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Bates, Humanist Dr. Frank, Socioculturist Treatments: Medication Community treatment Client-centered therapy Challenging dysfunctional thoughts Operant conditioning Free association and catharsis Proposed Cause Psychologist Treatment Willard has been rewarded for his bullying behavior. Dr. James, Behaviorist Operant conditioning Willard is genetically predisposed to bullying others. Dr. Smith, Biologist Medication Willard's toilet training was harsh. Dr. Mullen, Psychoanalyst Free association and catharsis Willard is influenced by the commonly held view that men must be aggressive in order to succeed. Dr. Frank, Socioculturist Community treatment Willard assumes that if he does not assert himself first, he will appear to be a failure to others. Dr. Allen, Cognitivist Challenging dysfunctional thoughts Willard has a low sense of self-worth, probably stemming from conditional love in childhood. Dr. Bates, Humanist Client-centered therapy PSY 270...
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