Approaches to abnormality: Biological

Approaches to abnormality

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The Biological Approach is sometimes referred to as what?
Medical Model
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How many main causes does the Biological model believe causes abnormality?
4
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Select one of these causes.
Genetics
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Select another one of these causes.
Infections
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This neurotransmitter is associated with Schizophrenia in excess or not enough?
Excess
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This neurotransmitter is associated with depression in excess or not enough?
Not enough
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What can now be used to investigate the workings of the brain?
PET scanner
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What studies are commonly used to research into the Biological approach?
Twin Studies
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What can happen in utero which may lead to abnormality?
Exposure to certain viruses
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Is the Biological approach reductionist?
Yes
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Is the Biological approach deterministic?
Yes
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Why?
It does not take into consideration other factors that may cause abnormality
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Why?
We are unable to change or prevent our abnormalities
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Is the Biological approach unethical?
No
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Why?
It does not blame the individual for their abnormality
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Is the Biological approach scientific?
Yes
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Why?
Supported by research
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Does the Biological approach provide successful treatments?
Yes
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How many main causes does the Biological model believe causes abnormality?

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Select one of these causes.

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Select another one of these causes.

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Elizabeth

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Thank you, this was very helpful!

Angel

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I agree. This was very helpful to me as well. Thank you.

Lauren Hull

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100% yay!

Rachel

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Question 6 left me confused. The biological model suggests that biochemistry could be a cause of abnormality as it could be chemical imbalances that cause the abnormal behaviour. However yes they do say that it could be the abnormal behaviour that caused the chemical imbalance. But doesn't that suggest that biochemistry is a cause of abnormality?

Lizzie Keys

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This was great because there were lots of questions covering a lot of the biological approach to abnormality. :)

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