Growth model refer to theories based on assumptions that human beings develop over time, and that individuals can direct the change in their own lives. In contrast, deterministic models, such as a psychoanalytic approach, presume patterns are set at certain ages and change is not under conscious control. Also in contrast, a medical model presumes that psychological difficulties follow a pathological pattern similar to physical disease. Growth models do not presuppose illness, but rather learning deficits, mistaken ideas, or others factors that can be controlled by the individual. Therapies for growth models also approach difficulties holistically rather than treating symptoms as medical practices usually do.

Related Articles

Revision at■■■■■■■
Revision in the context of psychology refers to the process of reevaluating and making changes to one's . . . Read More
Terminal at■■■■■■■
Terminal in the psychology context refers to a point at which a process or condition has reached its . . . Read More
Exception at■■■■■■■
Understanding Exceptions in Psychology: Examples, Recommendations, and Similar ConceptsException in Psychology:In . . . Read More
Biomedical Model at■■■■■■
Biomedical Model refers to a conceptual model of illness that excludes psychological and social factors . . . Read More
Sexual response at■■■■■■
Sexual response refer to the series of physiological and psychological changes that occur in the body . . . Read More
Biomedical model at■■■■■■
Biomedical model refers to a perspective which considers that a disease is a result of exposure to a . . . Read More
Approach at■■■■■■
Approach: An approach refers to a general perspective or theoretical framework that guides research and . . . Read More
Asperger at■■■■■■
Asperger’s Disorder or AD refers to a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by major difficulties . . . Read More
Trainer at■■■■■■
Trainer in the psychology context typically refers to a professional who specializes in providing training, . . . Read More
Cater at■■■■■■
Cater in the psychology context refers to the process of addressing or meeting the specific needs, desires, . . . Read More