Pavlov And The Psychodynamic Model
None of the models have proved to be consistently superior.
Each of the models above have their limitations and not one alone can account for all ‘abnormal’ functioning, however the biopsychosocial model seems to be the closest in describing the causes, symptoms, and possible treatment of most mental disorders, as it highlights an interaction between models rather than concentrating on just one specific factor. It is a relatively new model which still has a lot of research to be carried out in order to support this. At this early stage, however, it seems sensible to assume that ‘abnormal’ behaviours is a combination of events internally and externally, some controllable and uncontrollable. 1877