Biopsychosocial Model for the Mind
Due Date: Jul 01, 2015 23:59:59 Max Points: 220
The brain injury of Phineas Gage in 1848 prompted renewed interest in localizing mental functions and dysfunctions in the brain. Galton’s insight into hereditary traits reintroduced the nature/nurture debate in psychology. This assignment focuses on examining those two historical threads in relation to the current biopsychosocial view of mental disorders.
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This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
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In a 1,500-1,750-word paper, discuss schizophrenia using a biopsychosocial model. In your discussion, include the following:
The evidence supporting brain localization for schizophrenia.
The genetic factors in the onset of this disorder.
The environmental factors in the onset of this disorder.
Write an abstract of one scholarly research source you used to write the paper. Clearly identify the abstract as a separate section of the assignment titled “Literature Abstract.” Use the following guidelines to write the abstract:
Introduction (50 words): Briefly describe the purpose, intent, and scope of the study, including the statement of the problem, hypotheses or research questions, and key concepts.
Methodology (100 words): Describe the research design, population sample, data collection procedure, and other procedures used in the study.
Results (100 words): Briefly describe the data collected and the findings of the study, including the interpretation and implications of the study.
Conclusion (50 words): Briefly critique the presentation of the study, including the researcher’s credentials. Provide a summary assessment of the study.