Eating Disorders Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Eating Disorders
A look at the perspectives of biological psychology, social psychology and developmental psychology on the causes of and treatment interventions used for eating disorders.
# 114464 | 772 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


The paper discusses how biological psychology posits a neurological, neurophysiological, or genetic component to eating disorders while social psychological approaches to eating disorders emphasize the individual's upbringing and current social environment, including familial, romantic, and peer ties. The paper then looks at developmental psychology and how it focuses on individual differences in the development of eating disorders.

From the Paper:

"Eating disorders encompass a wide range of complex behavioral and cognitive patterns. Resembling addictions in many respects, eating disorders are also difficult to treat. Multiple approaches to the study and treatment of eating disorders may help clinicians and counselors address the needs of individual patients. Biological psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology each present unique perspectives about the causes of and treatment interventions used for eating disorders."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kalat, J.W. (2004). Introduction to Psychology. Thompson/Wadsworth.

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Eating Disorders (2009, June 10) Retrieved March 01, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Eating Disorders" 10 June 2009. Web. 01 March. 2021. <>