Assumptions of PY1

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Biological Approach Assumption 1
Our behaviour is affected by our brain structure. Occipital lobe - vision. Parietal lobe - speech. Temporal lobe - memory. Frontal lobe - motor, movement and thinking.
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Biological Approach Assumption 2
Neurons are cells that form the basis of the nervous system. Two neurons comminucate at the synapse where a neurotransmitter is released. Some are dopamine, linked with depression and some are serotonin, linked with schizophrenia.
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Psychodynamic Approach Assumptions Part One 1/2
We have 3 parts (tripartite) to our personality (psyche). Neurotic - superego is in charge. Psychotic - id is in charge. Psychopathic - no superego at all.
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Psychodynamic Approach Assumptions Part One 2/2
Id- pleasure driven. Ignores social rules and is selfish and devient. Ego - in contact with reality and is driven by the norms of the outside world. Superego - deals with morality and our moral conscience - what is right and wrong? OCD characteristic
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Psychodynamic Approach Assumptions 2
Childhood. Early experiences shape our adult life and personality. Freud believed strict potty training resulted in an anal retentive personality whilst lenient potty traning results in creativity.
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Cognitive Approach Assumption 1
Humans are information processors. Processes such as thinking that involve ATTENTION, MEMORY, PERCEPTION AND LANGUAGE allow us to make sense of the world. Our schema is our built up knowledge of our experiences.
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Cognitive Approach Assumption 2
Believes the mind is like a computer. We receive, interpret and respond to information. We both take in information and our microphone is our ears.
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Neurons are cells that form the basis of the nervous system. Two neurons comminucate at the synapse where a neurotransmitter is released. Some are dopamine, linked with depression and some are serotonin, linked with schizophrenia.

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