Abnormal Psychology Case Study

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Abnormal psychology is the branch psychology that deals with the study of abnormal behavior in an attempt to describe, predict, and explain in order to change behaviors. There are four criteria used in the determination of what is considered to be abnormal they are deviance, distress, dysfunction, and danger (Comer, 2012). Though deviance is hard to pinpoint as it is defined by an individual’s culture and society. The different ways in which to approach treatment for individuals. Biological Model The biological model often referred to as the medical model depicts abnormality as an illness brought on by the malfunctioning parts organisms. For instance, problems are in the brain anatomy or brain chemistry are seen as the cause of the abnormal behavior. The brain is composed of…show more content…
The focus to self-actualize through the honest view on one’s own strengths and weakness. Roger’s humanistic theory believes that the basic human need is for positive regard. Is the person receives it they gain unconditional senesce of worth. If positive regard is not gained an individual would be incapable of self-actualization as they do not know what they need. Roger’s therapy is client centered and provides an environment in which unconditional positive is received, is genuine, and have empathy. Existential view has a focus on self-determination, choice, and individual responsibility. The goal of Gestalt theory is to have clients move towards self-recognition and self-acceptance with the use of role playing and self-discovery exercises (Comer, 2012). Gestalt theory could be applied in the treatment of bulimia nervosa as it would be seen as client’s way of managing unacceptable needs and feeling. (Pfluger, 2014). Through the use of role playing and self-discovery exercise to help them mover towards self-acceptance. Sociocultural

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