Current Paradigms in Psychopathology and Therapy. Past and Present Tomàs, J . What is a paradigm?. What do you think???. A Paradigm:. is a conceptual framework to examine a given phenomenon. has a set of basic assumptions .
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Determines which methods (data collection, analysis) will be used to study a given phenomenon.
E.g., environmental factors (life-style, abuse) may play role in some mental disorders (depression).
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