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251. Dysfunctional Families as an Explanation of Schizophrenia

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This Psychology Factsheet will provide an overview of dysfunctional families as a cause of schizophrenia. Words in bold are defined in the glossary and the worksheet allows the opportunity to practice what you have learned. Full references for the studies mentioned in the text are provided at the end.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Understand double bind as an explanation for the cause of schizophrenia.
  • Understand expressed emotion as an explanation for the maintenance of schizophrenia.
  • Provide research evidence that supports and refutes these theories.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of these theories.
  • Compare and contrast these theories with other explanations of schizophrenia.

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April 2020

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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