another-bio-exp-of-schiz-genetic: detailed handout containing a writing frame for the essay as well as the necessary AO1
genetic-explanation-of-schizophrenia: PowerPoint to introduce the AO1
https://quizlet.com/_3hg84s This is a link to quizlet where you can revise this information as many times as you need to!
geentics-table-summary: What evidence is there from family, twin and adoption studies?
gottesman-and-shields-1966: detailed Powerpoint on this important MZ/DZ twin study
gottesman-and-shields: detailed handout on this impottant MZ/DZ twin study
schizg1-pdf: A fantastic handout by the brilliant Aidan Sammons, courtesy of Psychlotron.
schizg1-ppt: A fantastic powerpoint by the brilliant Aidan Sammons, courtesy of Psychlotron.
test-on-g-and-s: potentially useful quiz on Gottesman and Shields
Useful link about the possibilities presented by gene therapy for psychiatric disorders: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3394098/
Useful for creating “nuanced” evaluation: the Murray article: https://www.madinamerica.com/2017/01/researcher-acknowledges-mistakes-understanding-schizophrenia/
Here is my podcast about Murray’s article 🙂
Learn more about the method of MZ/DZ twin studies in psychology (necessary for paper 1 Bio and Paper 3 Methods)
Evaluating the genetic explanation:
This film shows that nurture, in this case, culture, clearly does have an impact on the experience of schizophrenic symptoms and this is useful as a counter argument to the biological perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L44uHPNiUaM
https://quizlet.com/_3hgpui Another set of flashcards to help with your revision.
My textbook pages
Some handy videos
- Describe one biological explanation of schizophrenia other than the function of neurochemicals (5)
2. Explain one strength and one weakness of the explanation that you described above.
3. Evaluate one biological explanation of schizophrenia other than the function of neurochemicals (8)
role of genes model answers I have put the two models answers into a word document here and also added comments to the essay to show you how it hits mark band descriptors
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