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  • 1. A Biological Explanation for Schizophrenia – The dopamine hypothesis Using the stimulus material, work through the following questions; NOTE – this will be useful for the mock exam this week1. What is dopamine?2. Describe the ‘dopamine hypothesis’ for schizophrenia3. Discuss evidence for the dopamine hypothesis
  • 2. 4. Evaluate the dopamine hypothesis Strengths Weaknesses 5. Outline one other biological explanation for schizophreniaEvidence
  • 3. 6. Evaluate this explanation Strengths Weaknesses 7. What is meant by a ‘diathesis-stress’ model? Exam style questionsPlease complete BOTH for homework – you should be aiming to spend 15-20 minutes on eachquestion. There is some overlap between the questions which will reinforce your learning. 1. Describe and evaluate a biological explanation for schizophrenia. (12) 2. Last year’s question - There are many explanations for schizophrenia including biological ones. Describe one explanation for schizophrenia and compare this with one other explanation. Comparisons include considering similarities and/or differences (12) Note: Before starting this question you may find it useful to draw a venn diagram or a comparison table. You can compare explanations from within an approach (e.g. dopamine and genetics) or from different approaches (e.g. dopamine and cognitive)
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