Assessing the Biological Model: Strengths and Weaknesses


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Judy has a phobia of rats. The biological model of abnormality would probably say that she had which of the following?

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1. What is the main point of the biological model of abnormality?

2. Which of these is a strength of the biological model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of what the biological model is within the context of treating abnormal psychological issues, as well as its pros and cons. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the main point of the model.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How the biological model would describe someone suffering from a phobia of rats
  • The main point of the biological model of abnormality
  • The strengths of the biological model
  • The weaknesses of the biological model
  • What we can glean from studies showing that people with psychological issues also have biological anomalies

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as abnormal psychology and biological model
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the biological model
  • Critical thinking - analyze the strengths and weaknesses of this model
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the central point of the biological model

Additional Learning

To learn more about both the benefits and limitations of the biological model as it relates to abnormal psychology, review the corresponding lesson on the Pros and Cons of the Biological Model. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what abnormal psychology encompasses
  • Understand what the biological model states
  • Review the benefits and drawbacks of the biological model