Psychological explanations of Schizophrenia

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1. What are the main sections within social and family relationships?

  • Society, Romantic relationships, Family bonding time
  • Social causation, double bind theory, Diathesis stress model
  • Schizophrenogenic families, Double bind theory, Social causation
  • Diathesis stress model, Bad parenting, Double bind theory
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2. WHat is the cognitive approach to schizophrenia?

  • Bad brain wiring
  • Schizophrenics brain cogs do not work together in harmony
  • Faulty processing in brain leads to cognitive errors.
  • Schizophrenics cognition is limited to an immature, infantile state

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

  • Scheff
  • Bateson et all
  • Maher
  • Freud

4. In the social and family relationships explanation of psychology, what are schizophrenogenic families?

  • Families where all members have schizophrenia
  • Families with high emotional tension, cold mothers, ineffectual fathers
  • Sibling rivalry, hostile parents, tense atmosphere and stunted emotional growth
  • Families with over emotional mothers, ambivalent messages and competing siblings

5. 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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