Biological Approach Assumptions

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What is the first assumption of the biological approach?
There is a close link between the brain and behaviour
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What does this first assumption mean?
Thoughts and emotions are based on electrical messages which are carried around the brain by neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine
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What example can you give for the first assumption of the bio A?
Low levels of serotonin can cause depressive behaviour
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What is the second assumption of the Biological Approach?
There is a close link between genes and behaviour
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What does the second assumption mean?
The genes a person inherits from their parents will play a role in shaping behaviour
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What example can you give for the second assumption of the bio a?
IQ or mental disorders would be inherited
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What does the second assumtpion also mean?
Genes we have inherited through evolution have to adaptive behaviour
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What example can you give for the evolution behaviour?
men fancy women aged 20-40 with large breasts, as this suggests fertility
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