Write a 1,250-1,500-word essay that describes abnormal behavior based on the five perspectives of abnormal psychology.
Choose a film or television show that depicts elements of abnormal psychology and treatment methods. Examples of suitable subjects include films such as American Psycho, Fatal Attraction, and Obsession, or television shows such as HBO’s In Treatment and The Sopranos.
Use the resources listed in this Topic to assist you in completing this assignment.
Select a character or characters in the film or television show that depict abnormal behavior and treatment methods or the lack thereof.
To frame the context, consider the five perspectives of abnormal psychology and their treatment methods. Which of the five abnormal psychological perspectives (biological, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and sociocultural) best addresses the type of abnormal behavior exhibited by the character(s)? In addition, address the following:
Describe how the character(s) exhibit abnormal behavior.
Explain how therapists in each of the five perspectives would treat the character(s).
Describe which perspective you feel is the best. Justify your choice based on scholarly research.
Use the GCU Library databases; include a minimum of five references or other resources besides the textbook for evidentiary support.
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