Psychological explanations of Schizophrenia

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

  • It is oversimplified and ignores all biological evidence!
  • It accepts that all small children are fundamentally evil
  • It is insulting to small children who are just different thats all!
  • It is a badger calling a rabbit mean!
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2. What is a flaw of the behaviourist approach to schizophrenia?

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

3. In the cognitive approach, what is the catatonic state caused by?

  • An inability to cope with deep psychological grief
  • An inability to get out of bed in the morning
  • An inability to filter out unnecessary sensory information
  • An inability to deal with upsetting thought processes

4. WHat is the cognitive approach to schizophrenia?

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

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

  • Trivialises a complex psychological disorder
  • Is overly complicated
  • Does not explain why children grow horns with the disorder.
  • Makes schizophrenia seem more a personality trait than a mental illness.

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