PS280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Quantitative Trait Locus, Phenylalanine, Genetic Linkage
Ps280-z lecture 4 thursday july 18th, 2013. A way of intepreting, viewing, or explaining a behaviour. Direct research and guide decisions people make (when they do diagnosis) They are a means of providig improvement. Like a lens that is used to see or understand a phenomenon in a particular way. Based on principles, rules, norms, beliefs, and/or observations. Can be classified according to their level of explanation. Consider abnormal behaviour to be the result of either biological causes of environmental factors. Researchers and clinicians look for a biological basis for disordered behaviour. Relies on a classification system that identifies the person as being disordered. Researches and clinicians look for environmental events that shape behaviour: can include things like viral infections which can causes changes. Treatment approaches involve manipulating or changing the environment or modifying the individual s perceptions of the environment. Treatment does not necessarily eclude using biological treatments such as medication.