Flashcards in 3.1.2 Evaluating dopamine & genetic explanations Deck (10):
from a social and ethical view what do both biological explanations do?
reduce the amount of blame placed on the addict
biological explanations reduce blame placed on the addict by suggesting what?
the addict could not control there addiction
is the biological explanation a deterministic or free will explanation?
what will removing blame placed on the addict do?
remove any sense of responsibility providing a excuse for doing it and continuing
removing blame from the addict makes it harder for them to do what?
the explanations are biologically reductionist what does this mean?
only biological factors (genes) play a role
it is too simplistic to suggest....
addiction could be caused by purely biological factors
what is a more holistic and comprehensive explanation for addiction?
the diathesis stress model
1. Genetic vulnerability + 2. Early life adversity =
3. psychological dysfunction