Biological Explanation Essay

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  • The Biological Explanation Of Schizophrenia

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    One explanation provided focuses on the role of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. It has been found that there is a correlation existing between high levels of dopamine in the brain and the symptoms of schizophrenia. A study done in 1999 by Lindstroem et al injected

  • Biological Explanations of Schizophrenia

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    evaluate biological explanations of schizophrenia (24 marks) Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by distorted thinking, impaired emotional responses, poor interpersonal skills and a distortion of reality. It is the most common of psychotic disorders that, in most countries around the world, affects around 1 per cent of the population. In terms of explanations for the disorder, two central types of explanations arise – psychological explanations and biological explanations. Whereas

  • Biological Explanations of Homosexuality

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    Biological Explanations for Homosexuality Katherine Callan Opening This paper is aimed to address the question of whether homosexuality is biologically based. This topic is quite relevant today because homosexuality is a huge civil rights issue which is also conflicting with the church 's moral standards. While many religious bodies claim that homosexuality is a choice and a "sin", many in the homosexual community have strongly refuted that claim, instead saying they were born this way and

  • Psychological And Biological Explanations Of Depression

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    thoughts of death. There is much debate over what exactly causes depression. Biological explanations question hereditary and neurotransmitter factors. While psychological theories include the cognitive ideas of Beck’s negative triad and hopelessness theory. This essay will focus on the ways in which psychological and biological explanations contrast and how their theories can overlap to better understand depression. The biological theory of depression focusing on genetics argues that shared DNA is the

  • Biological Explanations of Criminal Behavior

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    Biological Explanations of Criminal Behavior Nature and nurture contribute to the way a person behaves. This can be applied to the behaviors of criminals. According to Fishbein (1990, pg.37), “behavior [is] primarily attributed to inherited predispositions and genetic influences.” Nurture is the environmental influence that shape human behavior (Fishbein, 1990, pg.37). Human genetics and environmental factors contribute to the uniqueness to a person’s behavior. However, there are underlying

  • The Biological And Psychological Explanations Of Schizophrenia

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    In this essay I will try to explain schizophrenia and talk about the main biological and psychological explanations, also showing how similar and different they are. Schizophrenia is defined in the oxford dictionary as 'a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behaviour, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental

  • Biological Explanation Of Crime Research

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    sociologists but most of our explanations can be better explained by biological and psychological approaches. Why does crime exist in all cultures? No matter where you go or visit you can be sure that there is crime occurring. Its important to remember that there are quite a few explanations for the causation of crime, but I will do my best to include them all. Let’s begin by examining the biological explanations of crime. I will only be going over the modern biological perspectives on crime and not

  • Biological Explanations Of Shyness Essay

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    prevalent amongst personality. Ranging from moderate shyness when meeting new people, to debilitating shyness in the form of anxiety disorders, shyness affects people in different ways, and the impact it has had on my life can be explained with the biological and trait-dispositional approaches. When meeting new people, my heart rate increases. I must be deliberate in my speech, or else I will stutter and mumble. I’ll get butterflies, and sometimes even freeze up. This is an example of fearful shyness

  • Biological Explanations Of Forensic Psychology

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    Biological explanations in forensic psychology have provided much advancement in understanding criminal behaviour. These advancements have resulted in biological interventions being implemented in order to reduce crime and reoffending. The interventions that are currently used will be evaluated throughout this essay in relation to their effectiveness as a means of intervention. Firstly, the long term effects of being under malnourished in regards to criminal behaviour will be discussed and then an

  • Biological Explanations Of Criminal Behavior Essay

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    Biological Biological explanations propose that the criminal behavior is the result of the individual’s defective biological makeup. Neurological abnormalities have been the central focus in studies examining criminal behavior. In one particular study (Raine et al., (2002) – Brain Dysfunction), the brains of convicted murderers, who all pled not guilty by reason of insanity, were compared to those of a control group. The conclusive results showed that the murderers had “reduced activity in areas