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PSY 270 Models of Abnormality--Appendix C
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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

                                    Dr. Bates, Humanist

                                    Dr. Frank, Socioculturist

 

Treatments:                   Medication

                                    Community treatment

                                    Client-centered therapy

                                    Challenging dysfunctional thoughts

                                    Operant conditioning

                                    Free association and catharsis

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