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Psychological Explanations of Schizophrenia
Family Systems Theory: Individuals cannot be understood in isolation, but rather as a part of a family system of
interconnected individuals

Double-bind Hypothesis: (child receives two conflicting messages)

Bateson (1956): SZ might be a result of being caught in double-bind situations

The child receives two conflicting…

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People with SZ may also wrongly interpret internal preconscious non-speech sounds as speech which may
seep into consciousness which is then experienced as voices - (this explains hallucinations)

Because there is a problem with attention, SZs have a difficulty focusing on anything for a period of time,
gives impressions of…


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