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Discuss psychological explanations of Schizophrenia

Two main psychological explanations of Schizophrenia are the behavioural and socio-cultural
explanations. The behavioural explanation relies on conditioning where the frequency of different kinds
of behaviour is changed by consequences. Behaviour that is followed by pleasant consequences tends to
increase in frequency; whereas behaviour that…

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Another factor that correlates with schizophrenia is birth trauma and handedness, but again a weakness
of this is that it is difficult to form a causal link between this and a psychiatric disorder appearing decades
later. However, Green et. al (1989) said that people who are left-handed or ambidextrous have…


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