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Failure to Function Adequately o Focuses on everyday behaviour of an individual. o
Deviation from normal pattern of behaviour is considered abnormal. o Behaviour is
definitely abnormal if the individual cannot cope with day-to-day life and causes them
distress. o Rohenhen and Seligman's concept of dysfunction: - Personal Distress -…

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always a bad thing; it can help society progress e.g. Rosa Parks. Depends on the
time, what is seen as socially acceptable now, was a behaviour that was once seen as
social deviancy e.g. homosexuality.
Deviation from Ideal Mental Health o Marie Jahoda came up with 6 characteristics of
ideal…

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Biochemicals It is thought that individuals with psychological Biological
Approach
­ we are all born with behaviours/abnormalities
disorders have an imbalance of neurotransmitters in their nervous systems.
Abnormal behaviour is determined by 4 main things:
e.g. schizophrenia patients have a higher level of dopamine in their brain
than is considered…

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large ventricles in
Infec
tion their brains compared to someone who was considered to be
Bact
eria/viruses can cause mental illness. mentally healthy.
e.g. large number of schizophrenia sufferers' mothers had the flu whilst
they were pregnant.
Evaluation Regards abnormality as an illness, so it is more humane.
Led to…

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Evaluation Treatments based on this approach are very effective on
phobias Too reductionist: explains all behaviour through learning
experiences and doesn't take into account any genetic influences Little
evidence to support this approach Heavily deterministic: states that ALL
behaviour is a product of stimuli, rewards and punishment only and there…

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Page 1

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Failure to Function Adequately o Focuses on everyday behaviour of an individual. o
Deviation from normal pattern of behaviour is considered abnormal. o Behaviour is
definitely abnormal if the individual cannot cope with day-to-day life and causes them
distress. o Rohenhen and Seligman's concept of dysfunction: - Personal Distress -…

Page 2

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always a bad thing; it can help society progress e.g. Rosa Parks. Depends on the
time, what is seen as socially acceptable now, was a behaviour that was once seen as
social deviancy e.g. homosexuality.
Deviation from Ideal Mental Health o Marie Jahoda came up with 6 characteristics of
ideal…

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Biochemicals It is thought that individuals with psychological Biological
Approach
­ we are all born with behaviours/abnormalities
disorders have an imbalance of neurotransmitters in their nervous systems.
Abnormal behaviour is determined by 4 main things:
e.g. schizophrenia patients have a higher level of dopamine in their brain
than is considered…

Page 4

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large ventricles in
Infec
tion their brains compared to someone who was considered to be
Bact
eria/viruses can cause mental illness. mentally healthy.
e.g. large number of schizophrenia sufferers' mothers had the flu whilst
they were pregnant.
Evaluation Regards abnormality as an illness, so it is more humane.
Led to…

Page 5

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Evaluation Treatments based on this approach are very effective on
phobias Too reductionist: explains all behaviour through learning
experiences and doesn't take into account any genetic influences Little
evidence to support this approach Heavily deterministic: states that ALL
behaviour is a product of stimuli, rewards and punishment only and there…

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MrsMacLean

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These posters are fantastic for revision - stick them on your wall, toilet door or even classroom!