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Class notes – Theoretical Perspective on Abnormal Behavior – General Outline Paradigm = conceptual framework within which a scientist works. Assumptions Defines thinking Guides research Overview of Paradigms Biological Paradigm  Cause = biological factors. Symptoms are behavioral. An organic basis  Biological Paradigm Proposed Causes of Abnormal Behavior Heredity (genes) Imbalances of brain chemistry Structural brain abnormalities Biological Paradigm Behavior Genetics Sub-Paradigm Degree to which individual differences are attributable to differences in genetic makeup.  Genotype Phenotype   Result of gene-environment interaction.  Biological Paradigm Diathesis-stress model GENES Behavior Genetics Sub-Paradigm Methods of Studying Genetic Influences Family Method Twin Studies  Adoption Studies Linkage Analysis  Neuroscience Sub-Paradigm Anatomy of a Neuron 4 major parts: Cell body Dendrites Axon Terminal buttons
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Neuroscience Sub-Paradigm Neurotransmitters and Reuptake
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