Psych M.D. – Bio-psycho-social Perspective


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Term: Bio-psycho-social Perspective
Definition (Myers): a contemporary perspective which assumes that biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors combine and interact to produce psychological disorders. 1
Definition (alternative): The interaction of biological, psychological, and social aspects of developmental psychology to form essence of holistic. It also attributes complex phenomena or events to multiple causes. 2
Contextual explanation: A method that uses that biological, psychological, and social-cultural perspectives to explain the result of a psychological disorder. When these perspectives are combined, they produce multiple causes that can affect our mind and later on lead to complex events.
Related terms and concepts:
  • Biological Perspective
  • Psychological Perspective
  • Social Cultural Perspective
  • Reductionistic Perspective
Biopsychosocial Perspective 2 Bio-psycho-social Perspective3





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  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. The Biopsychosocial Perspective. Retrieved November 2, 2009, from Cliffs Notes Web site: http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/CliffsReviewTopic/The-Biopsychosocial-Perspective.topicArticleId-26831,articleId-26751.html
  3. Zauszniewski, Suresky, Bekhet, Kidd, [J. A.], [J], [A.K.], [L] (2007, 05, 14). Moving from Tradition to Evidence: A Review of Psychiatric Nursing Intervention Studies. Retrieved November 2, 2009, from American Nurses Association Web site: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No2May07/HirshInstituteArticle/ReviewofPsychiatricNursingInterventionStudies.aspx
Edited by: Alice
Date of last edit: 11/02/09



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