Biological Approach

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Name the three Biological assumptions
Evolutionary Influences, Localisation of brain function and Neurotransmitters.
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In the 'Evolutionary Influences' assumption, what do women value?
Good financial prospects, ambition and an older mate.
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In the 'Evolutionary Influences' assumption, what do men value?
Attractiveness, chastity and a younger mate.
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What is the cerebral cortex?
This is the part of the brain that covers it like a tea-cosy.
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What is the purpose of the frontal cortex / lobes?
The purpose of them is that they're involved in thinking and creativity.
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What do the parietal lobes receive?
They receive sensory information such as temperature, touch and pain.
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What are the temporal lobes responsible for?
They're responsible for much of our memory processing as well as the processing of auditory information (hence speech).
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What are the occipital lobes concerned with?
These lobes are concerned with the visual processing and they receive information directly from the eyes.
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What are neurotransmitters?
They are brain chemicals that communicate information throughout our body and brain.
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What is an excitatory neurotransmitter?
These are neurotransmitters that stimulate the brain.
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What is an inhibitory neurotransmitter?
These are neurotransmitters that help calm the brain down and create balance of mood.
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Name the therapy used in the Biological Approach
Chemotherapy (Drug Therapy).
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What is the aim of Chemotherapy?
The aim is to re-balance neurotransmitter levels.
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How is a relationship formed through the Biological Approach?
Evolutionary Influences Or Neurotransmitters.
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What are the main components of Chemotherapy?
Anti-psychotic, Anti-depressant and Anti-anxiety.
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What is Anti-psychotic and how does it work?
This is the drug Chlorpromazine. It works by reducing the levels of neurotransmitters dopamine by blocking the receptors. A disorder related is schizophrenia.
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What is Anti-depressant and how does it work?
This is the drug SSRI. It works by increasing the amount of the serotonin by blocking the action of certain enzymes that breaks down serotonin, so the natural stimulant is increased. A disorder related is depression.
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What is Anti-anxiety and how does it work?
This is the drug Benzodiazepines (BZs). It works by slowing down the nervous system by reducing the levels of adrenaline and noradrenline into your system. A disorder related is stress.
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What are the strengths of the Biological Approach?
Scientific, Determinist, Applications
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What are the weaknesses of the Biological Approach?
Reductionist and Nature / Nurture
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