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Biological Approach



1. a) Outline two assumptions of the Biological Approach. [4 marks]

b) Describe the General Adaptation Syndrome. [8 marks]

S ­ state

E ­ explain

X ­ example

One main assumption of the Biological Approach (B.A) is that genes can determine behaviour.
Genes are inherited from parents and…

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2. Describe how the Biological Approach has been applied to Psychosurgery. [12 marks]

AIM

LINK

The main assumption of the Biological Approach (B.A) is that our neuroanatomy can determine our
behaviour, and a fault in the brain will cause a fault in our behaviour in the form of abnormality
(e.g.…

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3. a) Evaluate two strengths of the Biological Approach. [6 marks]

b) Evaluate two weakness of the Biological Approach. [6 marks]

One strength of the Biological Approach (B.A) is that it is useful and has been successfully applied
to the `real world' through its therapies to treat people with mental…

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5. Explain and evaluate the methodology used by the Biological Approach. [12 marks]

E explain

X ­ example

E ­ evaluate

A apply

The Biological Approach (B.A) uses Laboratory experiments using animals to study behaviour.
They do this so that they can investigate the biological effects of behaviour which would…

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major ethical issue as in the future expectant parents could create their own "designerbabies" based
on the gene that they wish for them to inherit, (e.g. the intelligence gene, IGF2R).

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