To prepare for this unit’s discussions, please read the following in The Story of Psychology:
Hunt, M. (2007). The story of psychology. New York, NY: Anchor Books. ISBN 9780307278074.
In modern times, many psychologists conduct clinical work as psychotherapists, pulling from theories of behaviorism, psychoanalysis and psychodynamics, humanistic psychology, cognitive psychology, medical knowledge, biological perspectives, physiological theories, mental testing, and many other areas. There is no unified “psychotherapy” school of thought, yet this area has become strongly identified with the discipline of psychology.
Several different theoretical explanations of abnormal behavior were discussed in Chapter 17, along with their corresponding treatment recommendations.
Support your answers with well-reasoned and scientifically supported arguments.