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Biological approach to addiction. Answer the following questions:. 1. Name two parts of the brain nicotine affects. 2. Identify the neurotransmitter involved in the pleasurable response to smoking. 3. Explain how smoking is maintained through withdrawal.

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Answer the following questions
Answer the following questions:

1. Name two parts of the brain nicotine affects.

2. Identify the neurotransmitter involved in the pleasurable response to smoking.

3. Explain how smoking is maintained through withdrawal.

4. Why does biochemistry lead to smokers relapsing?

5. Identify the gene linked with smoking.

6. What did Grant et al (1998) find?

7. Outline gambling withdrawal symptoms.

8. Name 3 chemicals involved in gambling.

9. Name one study which supports the biological model of gambling.

10. What did Caveldini et al (2002) find?


Example exam question gambling
Example exam question: gambling

  • Outline and evaluate the biological model as an explanation for the initiation and maintenance of gambling behaviour.

    (4 + 4 marks)

    How much time would you spend on this answer?

    What information would you include?

    What is the balance of AO1 and AO2?


Evaluation skills
Evaluation skills

  • Mark scheme at A2 – ‘effective’ evaluation = sustained and elaborated

  • P

  • E

  • E


Ways of evaluating
Ways of evaluating:

1. Research studies

2. Issues in psychological research (method, animals, gender, ethics, culture)

3. Debates

4. Alternative models

5. Practical application (e.g. treatments)


Evaluation
Evaluation

  • Strengths

  • Weaknesses

  • Commentary

  • You must have appropriate vocabulary accessible for these types of evaluation.


Task

  • Identify the P, E, E in the reductionist paragraph

  • Construct your own paragraph using the following evidence:

  • Hall et al (1998) found that the anti-depressant nortryptyline was effective in helping addicts quit smoking.

  • Fill in the gaps for the paragraph on determinism


Task

  • Read the case study of Pete and answer the five questions in detail.


Homework
Homework

  • Complete page 17 of your booklet in detail.

  • Make your own revision notes for pages 8-15.

  • Answer the questions on page 16 in your booklet to review the learning model for next week’s lesson.


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