AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Eating Behaviour - Anorexia Nervosa - Psychological Psychodynamic

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1. Name one criticism of Crisps Study?

  • Doesn't explain why males have AN
  • Doesn't explain why AN would occur in late adulthood
  • Doesn't explain why under 10's have AN
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2. What is the concept behind Bruch's psychodynamic theory of Anorexia Nervosa?

  • Inadequate parenting through lack of control caused AN
  • Inadequate parenting by ineffective parents causes AN
  • Inappropriate feeding causes AN

3. Is the psychodynamic approach to Anorexia nervosa reductionist?

  • No, as it takes into account all psychological factors
  • Yes, as it does not take into account biological factors
  • Yes, as it does not take into account other countries

4. How does Crisps study support the claim that AN develops usually around adolesence

  • They want to become younger to escape the stress of adult life
  • Important time for decisions, stress may cause them to want to regress
  • Important time for life, want to progress past this uncertain time

5. How is the psychodynamic explanation for AN gender bias?

  • Only explains it for females ie Periods
  • Only explains it for males i.e. effects of puberty


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