Psychological Theories of Depression

Psychology today pdf By Saul McLeod , published 2015 Depression is a mood disorder which prevents individuals from leading a normal life, at work socially or within their family. Behaviorist Theory Behaviorism emphasizes the importance of the environment in shaping behavior. The focus is on observable behavior and the conditions through which individuals' learn behavior, namely classical conditioning, operant conditioning and social learning theory. Therefore depression is the result of a person's interaction with their environment. For example, classical conditioning proposes depression is learned through associating certain stimuli with negative emotional states. Social learning theory states behavior is learned through observation, imitation and reinforcement.


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