The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach Changing Concepts of Psychological Disorder: The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach Behavioral Perspective – Abnormal behaviors can be acquired through behavioral learning – operant and classical conditioning. Cognitive Perspective – Abnormal behaviors are influenced by mental processes – how people perceive themselves and their relations with others.
Biopsychology of Mental Disorder Chemical imbalances in the brain..especially neurotransmitters. Effects of imbalances, genetics, injury, infection. Although most psychologists have reservations about the medical model, the do not deny the influence of biology on thought and behavior.