Mr. Williams teaches tenth grade in a community where a student opened fire at another nearby high school. The students in his classes are upset at the news of the shooting and that the student has been identified as a recent transfer from their own school

Mr. Williams teaches tenth grade in a community where a student opened fire at another nearby high school. The students in his classes are upset at the news of the shooting and that the student has been identified as a recent transfer from their own school

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Scenario: Mr. Williams teaches tenth grade in a community where a student opened fire at another nearby high school. The students in his classes are upset at the news of the shooting and that the student has been identified as a recent transfer from their own school. He comes to you, the school psychologist, for direction.

Identify at least two of the theoretical perspectives discussed in the text (e.g., behavioristic, cognitive, social learning theory, humanist), and briefly discuss how you would address the question “Why did this happen?” that surrounds events like this from each of the perspectives you selected.

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