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Outline and evaluate the biological model of phobic disorders (24)

The biological model of phobic disorders suggests that all behaviour has a biological basis. It
proposes that genes predispose people to display fear responses when they encounter certain
stimuli. There are different theories within the biological approach providing explanations for…

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population bias which reduces the extent to which the results can be generalised and consequently
reduces external validity. Also it is hard to clearly determine whether the genes cause the phobia or
whether they are present due to mutations caused by the phobia, in most studies the conclusions are
based…

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