The biological approach combines psychology and biology to provide

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Humanistic Approach and Sociocultural Approach. The biological approach combines psychology and biology to provide physiological explanations for human behavior. Biological psychology tries to explain how we think feel and behave in terms of physical factors within the body. The psychodynamic approach is all behaviors, thoughts, and emotions whether normal or abnormal, are influenced to a large extent by unconscious processes. Cognitive approach is an approach to psychology emphasizing the mental processes involved in knowing how we direct our attention, perceive, remember, think, and solve problems. The humanistic approach to psychology emphasizing a person’s positive qualities, the capacity for growth, and the freedom to choose any destiny. Sociocultural approach is a psychological perspective that examines the ways in which the social and cultural environments influence behavior. The behavioral approach focuses on the influence of reinforcements and punishments in producing behavior. The behavioral approach is a psychological perspective emphasizing the scientific study of observable behavioral responses and their environmental determinants.
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4. What is the DSM? Describe its purpose. Identify pros and cons of its use. The DSM is the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. The purpose of the DSM is to provide clear descriptions of the diagnosis categories to enable clinicians and investigators to diagnose, communicate about, study, and treat people that various mental disorders. Some benefits of having the DSM is it reduces clinical complexity, provide treatment guides, enables communication, legal relevance, and epidemiology. Some
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