Psychological explanations of Schizophrenia

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1. What is double bind theory?

  • Schizophrenia is a learned response which occurs when children are constantly placed in no win situations, offered conflicting messages (eg. Hug me, grow up)
  • Schizophrenia doubly binds a person biologically and psychologically
  • Where children are asked to choose between their parents
  • Where children are bound by a feeling of duty to their friends and family
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2. What is social causation hypothesis?

  • Being a member of the lowest social class means increased stress levels leaving individuals more vulnerable to sz
  • Those who are more wealthy can afford schizophrenia treatments
  • Only the poor can have schizophrenia due to their increased stress levels
  • High classes are vulnerable to schizophrenia, due to the stress of keeping up appearances.

3. Who came up with the behavioural approach?

  • Freud
  • Scheff
  • Chef
  • Maher

4. Who came up with the psychodynamic explanation?

  • Bateson et al
  • Freud
  • Maher
  • Scheff

5. What are the four main psychological explanations of Schizophrenia?

  • Behavioural, Psychodynamic, Cognitive, Social and Family Relationships
  • Behavioural, Psychological, Cognition, Society influence
  • Psychological, Stress, Infantile regression, Behavioural
  • Cold mothers, Ex lovers, alien abduction and violent personality

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