One Non-Biological Explanation

Learning Objectives

  • to describe one non-biological explanation of anorexia nervosa, the cognitive explanation, with reference to faulty thinking strategies, set-shifting, and weak central coherence
  • to evaluate the cognitive explanation of anorexia with reference to two studies, Sachdev (for) and Lang (against)

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Lesson Resources

Wider reading

Assessment Quiz


Something different:

An article from the BPS research digest that describes the experience of an anorexic inner voice. See whether you can apply anything that you have learned in either the first second year to this article. What is the value of using qualitative research methods to explore anorexia? Asking ourselves questions like this will be hugely beneficial to your Paper 3 skills.