Abnormal psychology is the study of mental illness and abnormal behavior there are seven major approaches to abnormal psychology there are seven major approaches to abnormal psychology. Abstract the relationship between attachment theory, proximity seeking behaviors and the development of eating disorders was investigated in three groups of adolescent females from various settings 44 individuals with eating disorders, 28 clinical controls, and 36 non-clinical controls. From the social‐cultural perspective, abnormal behavior is learned within a social context ranging from the family, to the community, to the culture cultural variables, acquired through learning and cognitive processes, are believed to be important in producing abnormal behavior.
This review discusses evidence-based psychological treatments for anorexia nervosa (an), bulimia nervosa (bn), binge eating disorder (bed), and subclinical diagnoses, with a focus on clinical research updates from the past 18 months. Introduction potential risk factors for the development of bulimia nervosa (bn) include those related to thought patterns (ie cognition) like body dissatisfaction, idealization of thinness, distorted body images and what people perceive others to prefer in terms of body weight and shape. This study aimed to investigate theory of mind (tom) in individuals with bulimia nervosa (bn), an area neglected by empirical research despite social functioning difficulties in this disorder and evidence of tom deficits in people with anorexia nervosa (an.
434 the eating disorders there is a split in the ego, with areas of relatively intact ego functioning and a capacity for a transference rela-tionship [5,88. Treatment guidelines state that cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) and interpersonal therapy are the best-supported psychotherapies for bulimia nervosa (bn) and that cbt is the preferred psychological treatment for binge eating disorder (bed. Sparked by a recent meta-analysis of research on personality factors and eating disorders in clinical psychology review, this post maps out nine key components associated with bulimia nervosa. Psychoanalysis, the most well known theory under psychodynamic approach was founded by sigmund freud according to this theory, human aggression is an instinctive drive, related to the person and not the situation, and therefore an unavoidable part of human life (glassman, 2004. Eating disorders are any of several psychological disorders characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior (merriam webster, 2014), the best-known eating disorders are bulimia nervosa, binge eating and anorexia nervosa (yancey, 1999.
The importance of the study of philosophy and how it relates to the concept of love research has concluded that the disciplines of biology, psychology, and philosophy are all important in analyzing love however, more research needs to be done in order to define what. Background: in medical and psychological literature bulimia is commonly described as a mental illness however, from a social constructionist perspective the meaning of bulimia will always be socially and historically situated and. Interpersonal psychotherapy (ipt) is a focused, time-limited treatment that targets interpersonal problem(s) associated with the onset and/or maintenance of eds ipt is supported by substantial empirical evidence documenting the role of interpersonal factors in the onset and maintenance of eds. At any given time, more than 10 million americans report symptoms of an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, according to the national association of eating disorders millions more struggle with binge-eating disorder psychologists know well the havoc these serious mental. A broad range of theories from social psychology will be used to explain human sexual behavior, and these will be evaluated by using facts and findings from recent research studies.
The study was exceptional in that it showed that social factors (and not only personality factors) were involved in development of depression the results were extremely important at establishing a new approach in understanding depression. Psychological and social explanations personality might play a part: sufferers of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa tend to have perfectionist personalities sufferers desperately want to be accepted and valued and tend to feel that they are not. The major theories include: psychoanalytic theories, humanistic theories, trait theories, social cognitive theories, biological theories, and behavioral perspective theories the situational approach to explaining behavior challenges the idea that personality determines behavior, and instead focuses on the situation and circumstances the person.
A study of performance on tests from the cantab battery sensitive to frontal lobe dysfunction in a large sample of normal volunteers: implications for theories of executive functioning and cognitive aging. Psychological explanations for anorexia nervosa anorexia nervosa has been explained by the effects of social cultural factors, which include cultural ideals and the media different cultures have different ideals of attractiveness which can lead to different social pressures. Such proximate explanations will focus on biochemical, physiological, developmental, social and other immediate causes for the expression of a particular characteristic (symons,1987 thornhill & thornhill, 1987. Psychology (from greek: ψυχή psykhē breath, spirit, soul and -λογία, -logia study of) is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of human mental functions and behavior.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating—consuming a lot of food quickly—followed by compensatory behavior, most commonly vomiting or purging. More-modern psychodynamic theories have moved away from the idea of explaining and treating neurosis on the basis of a defect in a single psychological system and have instead adopted a more complex notion of multiple causes, including emotional, psychosexual, social, cultural, and existential ones. Cognitive theories emphasise the thought processes of a person with an eating disorder, ie over-concern with the importance of body weight & shape beck et al (1979) found that people who were having psychological difficulties in life often had unrealistic expectations about themselves.