Biological approach

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  • Biological Approach
    • Assumptions
      • our behavior and the way we experience things are due to our biology
      • believe the environment does not have any influence on your condition
      • genes, neurochemistry, brain structure and systems all have an influence on behavior
    • Examples of how biology can influence our behavior
      • Huntington's disease
      • Cystic fibrosis
    • Influence of the nervous system and endocrine system on behavior
      • believe that chemical processes in the brain can influence behavior
      • fight or flight response
    • Evidence for biological approach
      • Maturation theory
        • created by Gessell
        • suggests that the effects of the environmental are minimal
    • Key terminology
      • genes
      • nature
      • nurture
      • diathesis stress model
      • hormones


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