Eclectic approach means taking the best from a variety of viewpoints. The approach to the history of Psychology taken in this text is Eclectic because it combines coverage of great individuals, the development of ideas and concepts, the spirit of the times, and contributions from other disciplines .
Eclectics refer to clinicians/therapists that employ the techniques of more than one (1) theoretical orientation. The nature of the presenting problem determines which orientation to use in a given case. Eclectics are those who borrow from many theories in their attempts to predict and explain human development