¬¬¬¬¬¬Examine How One or More Factors (Biological, Cognitive, Socio-Cultural) Influence Either One Specific Anxiety Disorder or One Specific Eating Disorder?

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Examine how one or more factors (biological, cognitive, socio-cultural) influence either one specific anxiety disorder or one specific eating disorder? Abnormal psychology is a division of psychology that studies people who are ‘abnormal’ or ‘atypical’ compared to the members of a given society. However, it is essential to note the fact that it is a very vague and ambivalent term, not to mention the fact that our socio-cultural heritage and specific circumstances may affect our perspective upon it. This essay will look as post-traumatic stress disorder (a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event resulting in psychological trauma) and the way factors from the cognitive and socio-cultural levels influence it and…show more content…
Also, they are standardised so it is not possible to explain any points in the questions that participants might misinterpret. Respondents may answer superficially especially if the questionnaire takes a long time to complete. The participants may not have been willing to answer the questions. They might not wish to reveal the information or they might think that they will not benefit from responding perhaps even be penalised by giving their real opinion. Students should be told why the information is being collected and how the results will be beneficial. Some advantages of the methods would be that information can be collected from a large portion of a group. The cognitive approach involves neuroscience, philosophy and psychology, being useful because instead of just measuring external behaviours (a method employed by behaviourists), it measures internal states like memory and mental processes, but it does this more accurately because of the scientific methods used, than something like psychoanalysis. The cognitive approach is more reliable than, for example, structuralism because it applies scientific research methods, making it more reliable. Other methods can be very subjective, and the methods of measuring them inaccurate. However, since the cognitive approach uses mainly

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