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Gottesman and Shields (1972) – Biological

Gottesman, I. I. and Shields, J. (1972) ‘A review of recent adoption twin and family studies of Schizophrenia’ Journal of Abnormal Psychology 86, 103–26);



This is the first study we will be looking at from the ‘Explanations of Dysfunctional Behaviour’ section of ‘Dysfunctional Behaviour’, as part of your OCR A2 Health and Clinical Psychology course. It is further categorised into ‘Biological.

The following study considers schizophrenia, something which is often misunderstood, therefore it is highly recommended that you read: Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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