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Biosocial theory

    '''Biosocial Theory''' is a theory in behavioural science|behavioral and social science that suggests the attribution of disorders of personality and conditions of mind to the reaction of biologically determined personality traits to environmental stimuliCloninger C. R., [http://wwwncbinlmnihgov/entrez/queryfcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=3809156&dopt=Abstract A unified biosocial theory of personality and its role in the development of anxiety states] PubMedMatson J. L., [http://wwwncbinlmnihgov/entrez/queryfcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=3160305&dopt=Abstract Biosocial theory of psychopathology: a three by three factor model]PubMed

    Biosocial Theory in DBT

    It is common for therapists using a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy model in the treatment of Borderline personality disorder to stress to clients that causes for their condition come both from a biological propensity to their emotional state and an invalidating environment that by it's negative reactions reinforces their dysfunctional behavior A traumatic event can start the emotional or interpersonal dysregulation that spawns a vicious cycle of increased negative behavior as the person continues to react to the environments invalidation and the environment inreasingly devalues them
    "DBT is based on a biosocial theory of personality functioning in which BPD is seen as a biological disorder of emotional regulation The disorder is characterized by heightened sensitivity to emotion increased emotional in-tensity and a slow return to emotional baseline Characteristic behaviors and emotional experiences associated with BPD theoretically result from the expression of this biological dysfunction in a social environment experienced as invalidating by the borderline patient" McLean Hospital Psychiatic Update January 1999 http://wwwborderlinepersonalityca/dbtpromisingtreathtm
    The importance of stressing the biosocial theory to the client in therapy is that the information becomes a tool of validation in itself offering the client the option of seeing their problems as no fault of their own while also offering them the possibility if taking responsibility for future change
    "The biosocial theory suggests that BPD is a disorder of self-regulation and particularly of emotional regulation which results from biological irregularities combined with certain dysfunctional environments as well as from their interaction and transaction over time" Linehan M. M. (1993a) Cognitive–Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder New : Guilford Press

    External Links

    An exposition on the drawbacks of viewing human creativity through the lens of the Biosocial Theoryhttp://creativestuffnet/Creativity_Theories/Creativity_Theories/Biosocial_Theory_of_Creativity_2006112386html
    "Classical conditioning arrousal and crime: A biosocial perspective"http://www-rcfuscedu/~raine/ClassicalConditioningArousalCrimepdf

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