Physiological Causes & Explanations for Mental Illness


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What does the field of physiological psychology study?

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1. According to the physiological model of abnormality, mental illness is caused by _____.

2. Which of these is NOT a possible cause of mental illness?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of physiological causes of psychological issues. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include infections, malnutrition, and poisoning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What physiological psychology studies
  • Physiological model of abnormality
  • Causes of mental illness
  • Prenatal issues that can cause mental illness
  • Conditions caused by metal poisoning

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 physiological causes of psychological issues lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding prenatal problems affecting adulthood
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about metal poisoning

Additional Learning

To learn more review the lesson called Physiological Causes & Explanations for Mental Illness. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define physiological psychology
  • Understand why metal poisoning can cause mental illness
  • Links of nutritional deficiencies
  • Different disorders and the mental disorder they are linked too