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. Use the resources listed in this Topic to assist you in completing this assignment.
Select a character or characters in your chosen 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 (biological, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and sociocultural) and their treatment methods. Which of the five abnormal psychological perspectives 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.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.