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Durand/Barlow’s Essentials of Abnormal Psychology 5th Edition Chapter 1 Learning Objectives 1. Define abnormal behavior (psychological disorder) and describe psychological dysfunction, distress, and atypical or unexpected cultural responses. 2. Describe the scientist-practitioner model. 3. Place psychopathology in its historical context by identifying historical conceptions of abnormal behavior in terms of supernatural influences. 4. Trace the major historical developments and underlying assumptions of the biological approach to understanding abnormal behavior. 5. Describe the different approaches of the psychological tradition (i.e., psychoanalysis, humanism, and behavioral) with regard to their explanations of abnormal behavior. 6. Explain the importance of science and the scientific method as applied to abnormal behavior. 7. Describe the multidimensional-integrative approach to diagnosing and evaluating abnormal behavior and explain why it is important.
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