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AP Psychology: Psychological Therapies

AP Psychology: Psychological Therapies

Author: Michael Lamoreux

At the end of this Unit you will be able to answer the following questions...
-How have psychological disorders been treated throughout history and what are two modern ways they are treated today?
-What are the basic elements of Freud's psychoanalysis, and how do psychodynamic approaches differ today?
-What are the basic elements of the humanistic therapies known as person-centered therapy and Gestalt Therapy
-How do behavior therapists use classical and operant conditioning to treat disordered behavior and how successful are these therapies?
-What are the goals and basic elements of cognitive therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and Rational emotive behavioral therapy?
-What are the various types of group therapies and the advantages and disadvantages of group therapy?
-How effective is psychotherapy and what factors influence its effectiveness?
-What are the various types of drugs used to treat psychological disorders?
- How are electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery used to treat psychological disorders today?

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Biomedical Treatments

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Psychological Therapies

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Source: Psychology 10th Edition David G. Myers (Jim Foley)