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What is one assumptions of the BA?
they believe physical structures such as the nervous and endocrine systems and the brain influence our thoughts and behaviour.
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What is one assumptions of the BA?
genetics influence behaviour (psychological characteristics). The BA believes faulty genetics can cause illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression, for example schizophrenia is caused by high levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain.
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What is Selye's Gas syndrome?
a syndrome which explains the body’s ability to cope with a particular stressor.
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What does stress refer to?
‘Stress’ refers to the psychological and physiological responses which occur when we perceive a threat and don’t have the resources to cope with it.
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What are the three stages of Selye?
the alarm reaction, the resistance stage and the exhaustion stage.
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What is the alarm stage?
the autonomic nervous system is activated, triggering the ‘fight or flight’ response.
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Features of the alarm stage?
Dilated pupils, saliva inhibition and faster heartbeat are examples of what happens to the body during this stage to enable us to prepare for action, whether it be to fight or to run away from the threat. The adrenal glands secrete adrenaline.
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genetics influence behaviour (psychological characteristics). The BA believes faulty genetics can cause illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression, for example schizophrenia is caused by high levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain.

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