Psychological explanations of Schizophrenia

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1. What is social causation hypothesis?

  • Only the poor can have schizophrenia due to their increased stress levels
  • 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
  • High classes are vulnerable to schizophrenia, due to the stress of keeping up appearances.
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2. In the psychodynamic approach, what characters did Freud say schizophrenics show under the dominant Id, while fixed in the oral stage?

  • Switching between personalities
  • Offensive, childlike, dumb, meek and attention seeking.
  • Impulsive, aggressive, selfish, sexual and Irrational
  • Overly sexual, otherwordly intelligence, violent aggression

3. What is a flaw of the behaviourist approach to schizophrenia?

  • It is silly
  • Can mental illness be learnt? Surely not
  • It labels children as weird
  • It presumes adults are the cause of children's mentality

4. Who came up with the cognitive approach to schizophrenia?

  • Scheff
  • Maher
  • Freud
  • Bateson et all

5. Who came up with research that supports the behaviourist approach to schizophrenia?

  • Ayllon and Azrin - token economy system
  • There is no research to support the approach.
  • Jaeger and Meister - token reward system
  • Ashtak and Aeorta - Token economy


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