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Models of abnormality cheat sheet
PSYB2 3.2.5

The biological model

Psychological and behavioural symptoms are assumed to result from an
underlying organic (i.e. physical) defect or problem.

Immediate causes Contributing factors

· Abnormality of the physical structure of the brain; · An abnormal…

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The behavioural model

Behavioural (and experiential) symptoms are assumed to result from prior
learning. No single underlying cause is assumed.

Immediate causes Contributing factors

· Environmental stimuli elicit maladaptive/abnormal · Experiences that resulted in the learning of
learned behaviours. maladaptive behaviour through:
·…

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