Sczd biological explanations quiz

A small quiz on the biological explanations of sczd

  • Created by: Laura
  • Created on: 24-01-13 12:02
What studies do genetic explanations use to test biological theories?
Family studies, twin studies, adoption studies
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What family member carries the highest concordance rate?
Both parents = 46%
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What is a MZ twin?
Monozygotic twin
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What is the concordance rate for DZ twins? (Gottesman)
48%
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What is an evaluative point on MZ twin studies?
MZ twins are quite often treated the same therefore might not be 100% genetic factors
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What is a major debate to do with sczd?
Nature vs nurture
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What is an alternative biological explanation to sczd?
The dopamine hypothesis
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What happened when non-schizophrenics were given excess dopamine?
They developed schizophrenia symptoms
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What is one issue with these explanations?
Reductionist - reducing it to brain chemicals is too simple
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What family member carries the highest concordance rate?

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Both parents = 46%

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What is a MZ twin?

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What is the concordance rate for DZ twins? (Gottesman)

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What is an evaluative point on MZ twin studies?

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