Behavioural Explanation for Schizophrenia

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Behavioural Explanation for Schizophrenia

          Explain schizophrenia as a consequence of faulty learning.

          If a child receives little or no social reinforcement early on in life (parental disinterest), the child will attend to inappropriate and irrelevant environmental cues e.g. sound of a word instead of meaning.

          Result – child’s verbal or other behavioural responses will become bizarre and those who observe the child's behaviour will either avoid it or respond erratically therefore reinforcing

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