he behavioral/social learning approach includes areas of classical conditioning, operant conditioning, observational learning, and the social-cognitive learning approach. In this area of psychopathology, behaviorists account for many of the behaviors and psychological disorders through these concepts and many use these techniques designed to overcome many of these behaviors and disorders in therapy. For your discussion this week, select a current even from the news in the past 6-12 months where the behavior appears to be abnormal (e.g. Mass shooting, social media presence, political event).
- In looking at the individual’s behavior, select two approaches in the behavioral/social learning approach and explain how these approaches may have contributed to the acquisition of this behavior.
- Explain how the two approaches you selected, can support the modification of this individual’s behavior?