Assume you are planning on becoming a clinical psychologist working primarily with individuals suffering from emotional disorders. As a specialist on emotional disorders, is it important to understand the biological bases of behavior? Why or why not?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 11:19 pm ad1c9bdddf
1. Assume you are planning on becoming a clinical psychologist working primarily with individuals suffering from emotional disorders. As a specialist on emotional disorders, is it important to understand the biological bases of behavior? Why or why not?
It depends. Some theorists come from a purely social or environmental perspective, downplaying biological or totally ignoring biological causes of emotional disorders. The opposite is also true for the biological theorist. Both are reductionist. Perhaps both play a part.
For example, if you believe that emotional disorders are caused by biological factors, then it is important. There seems to be some evidence to suggest this is true, mainly through studies testing the effect of a certain drug for effectiveness of relieving the symptoms associated with the emotional behavior. If the drug is more effective than the ...
Based on the scenario that a person is planning on becoming a clinical psychologist working primarily with individuals suffering from emotional disorders, this solution explains why it is (or, is not) important to understand the biological bases of behavior. This solution is 500 words with one reference.
Abnormal Psychology - Depression and Theories of Abnormality
Abnormal psychology text presents three main theories of abnormality: biological, psychological, and sociocultural. How can these perspectives be integrated to explain symptoms of depression?
- What is the perspective of a theorist from each of the three models of abnormality (biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspective)? Please give supportive answers for each perspective (apa).
- How to view the factors leading to Susie's presenting behaviors?
Susie is an 8-year-old Asian American girl; the youngest child in a family of four older siblings. Her parents are both high school teachers. When Susie was 5 years old, she was hospitalized for three weeks for a serious illness. Since that time, she has been in good health.
Susie is extremely shy and avoids situations in which she needs to interact with new people or large groups. She worries about making mistakes in her schoolwork and becomes extremely anxious when taking tests. Sometimes she becomes so nervous that her heart races; she begins to tremble and has difficulty breathing. Susie is also afraid of the dark and does not want to be alone in her room at night. She often requires the presence of one of her parents or older sisters until she falls asleep.View Full Posting Details