Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects


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How do scientists know that genes play a part in schizophrenia?

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1. Why does what happens in utero lead to schizophrenia later in life?

2. How do drugs and schizophrenia interact?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and the corresponding worksheet will assess your understanding of the genetic and environmental causes of schizophrenia. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the role of genetics in schizophrenia and how environmental factors during fetal development can lead to schizophrenia as an adult.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on schizophrenia will help test your knowledge of:

  • Genes role in schizophrenia
  • In utero causes of schizophrenia
  • Drugs and schizophrenia
  • Life experiences related to schizophrenia

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson on causes of schizophrenia causes
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of the in utero environment in developing schizophrenia
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as nature (genetics) and nurture (environment) by answering questions about what influences the development of schizophrenia

Additional Learning

To learn more about schizophrenia's causes, review the lesson called Genetic and Environmental Influences of Schizophrenia: Causes and Effects. This lesson on a serious psychotic disorder covers the following objectives:

  • Identify how genetics play a role in schizophrenia
  • Review how the environment plays a role in schizophrenia
  • Recall how a pregnancy can potentially cause schizophrenia
  • Learn about the controversy over whether drugs are a cause or effect of schizophrenia