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1

What is the nature debate?

-Innate characteristics causes behaviours
-Behaviour determined by biology
-Inherited characteristics

2

What is heritability coefficient?

Used to assess heredity (score of 1.0 suggests 100% genetically determined)

3

What can be used to see if herotability coefficient?

-Adoption studies
-Twin studies

4

What is the nurture debate?

Behaviour determined by environment

5

Which debate is a deterministic view nature or nurture?

-Nature
AND
-Nurture

6

What is interactionism?

Focus of the debate on the relative contribution of each influence

7

What is the diathesis-stress model relating to mental disorders?

Mental disorders is caused by a biological vulnerability which is expressed due to an environmental trigger