Mental Health — A BioPsychoSocial Perspective

A Praxis Course at Bryn Mawr College
Spring 2002
Supported by the Center for Science in Society and Serendip

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The Biological Perspective 1 ...
Genetics and Evolution:
The reality and significance of the innate

Evidence for the innate

Experimental demonstration of the innate

Genetics as the explanation of the "innate" - cricket
(Bentley and Hoy, The Neurobiology of Cricket Song, Scientific American, May 1974)

Significance of genetic information

Is influence, not determinant

Is both real and productive to think about in all behavioral contexts (including mental health)

To explore in following ...

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