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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 are not only the blueprint of physical characteristic, but also of
personalities and traits. For example, the gene IGF2R has been proved to code for intelligence, and
has been shown to be inherited.…read more

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Describe how the Biological Approach has been applied to Psychosurgery. [12 marks]
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. Depression). This is why a physical treatment is used to treat a physical problem by
Psychosurgery, which aims to remove this abnormality in the brain.…read more

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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 illness like Depression or OCD.
For example the Stereotactic Psychosurgery of Deep Brain Simulation has had a positive impact on
the lives of more serious cases who suffer severe mental illness with a 34/42 success rate.…read more

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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 be
unethical to perform on humans within an environment of a high level of control.…read more

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