In this module you learned different theoretical perspectives for understanding the development of childhood psychopathology. These perspectives are not mutually exclusive but rather can interact to cause or exacerbate a disorder. For example, a person may have a genetic predisposition to develop a disorder, and under the right environmental conditions, may not develop the disorder. Or, just the opposite, a person may not have a genetic propensity for a disorder, but under deleterious environmental conditions may develop the disorder nonetheless.
Discuss the similarities and differences between two of the major theoretical approaches, including biomedical theories, psychodynamic theories, behavioral theories, cognitive theories, and social-cognitive theories. Be sure to identify major theorists when appropriate.
please only reference: Wilmshurst, L. (2015). Essentials of child psychopathology (2nd ed.). Hoboken: New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons (chapter 1)