. People have tried to explain and control abnormal behavior for thousands
of years. Historically, there have ...
What is abnormal behavior? In this lesson, we will look at how psychologists
define abnormality, the criteria they use to identify it, and some common causes
Several perspectives (models, approaches derived from data) and theories
attempt to explain the causes of abnormal behavior. The medical perspective.
Defining Abnormal Behavior: There are two primary definitions psychologists use
to classify behavior ... 4. causes great personal pain and emotional discomfort
Abnormality is therefore seen as the development of ... The feared object (e.g.
spider or rat) is associated with a fear or ...
The causes of abnormal behavior are complex, and it is not always possible to
isolate and evaluate the multiple factors involved. Some of the difficulties are ...
The interactionist or biopsychosocial approach suggests that the causes of
normal as well as abnormal behaviors are a combination of biological,
person to experience disturbing emotional changes and behavior. Psychological
Causes. Psychological causes of abnormal behavior involve disturbances in ...
37) The biological model suggests that abnormal behavior is caused by
biological factors, ... The brain structures most relevant to abnormal behavior
include the ...
In order to avoid prejudging the cause of observed problems, the term "abnormal
behavior" is preferable to terms like "mental illness". Names are important ...