Chapter 11: Biopsychology of Psychological Disorders

11.8: Discussion Questions and Resources

Discussion Questions

  1. What are the formal criteria that indicate the existence of a psychological disorder?
  2. What are the four components of the Version III dopamine hypothesis in schizophrenia?
  3. How might symptoms of OCD be related to abnormal brain function?
  4. How may PTSD symptoms relate to hippocampal functioning in PTSD?

Outside Resources

Video: 5-minute TED Talk: The Psychology of PTSD

Video: 2-minute Neuroscience: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Video: 2 minute walk-through on Early Neural Development

Video: TED Talk: Toward a new understanding of mental illness 

Video: Five psychological disorders share some of the same genes


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