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1. The Diathesis-Stress Model and Mental Illness
One classic debate in psychology is whether mental illness is caused by nature or nurture. In this lesson, we'll look at both sides and see how the diathesis-stress model tries to explain why both nature and nurture are important.
2. Diathesis, Stress, and Protective Factors: Understanding the Diathesis-Stress Model
The diathesis-stress model of abnormality offers one explanation for why some people have psychological problems and others don't. In this lesson, we'll discuss the three main components of the diathesis-stress model.
3. Lifespan Development and Vulnerability to Mental Illness
Biology and environment can influence if and when you develop a mental illness, but how do changes in our biology and environment affect us? In this lesson, we'll look at how changes affect our likelihood of developing psychological issues.
4. Assessing the Diathesis-Stress Model: Strengths and Weaknesses
The diathesis-stress model of psychology tries to explain how both nature and nurture affect human behavior. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the strengths and limitations of the diathesis-stress model.
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