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Chapter 2 Psychopathology Abnormal behavior Model: an analogy that scientists most often use it to describe a phenomenon or process that they cannot directly observe. o Borrow terms or concepts from one field and apply it to another, use the models to visualize psychopathology as if it truly worked in the manner described by the models. Modern biological explanations of normal and abnormal behavior continue to share certain assumptions: o The things that make people who they are-physical features, temperaments ect…- are emebedded in the genetic material of their cells o Human thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are associated with nerve cell activities of the brain and spinal cord o A change in thoughts, emotions, or behaviors will be associated with a change in activity or structure (or both) of the brain. o Mental disorders are highly correlated with some form of brain or other organ dysfunction o Mental disorders can be treated by drugs or somatic intervention The Human Brain Neurons: nerve cells that transmit messages throughout the body
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