SWK203e: Biological Influences on Human Behaviour
(a) Discuss how twin studies and family studies explain alcoholism. This answer must outline the rationale behind the research methods and report the necessary statistics to shed light on alcoholism.
(b) Review the literature to demonstrate how TWO (2) types of environmental factors are associated with alcoholism.
(c) Examine TWO (2) social problems that are associated with alcoholism. This answer must be grounded firmly in the literature.
(d) Explain the effects of alcoholism on the brain. Your answer must analyze how the condition affects TWO (2) brain structures and impairs associated functioning.
(e) Critically examine TWO (2) ways that social workers can support persons suffering from alcoholism. This answer must review the literature to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed interventions.
(f) Present a discussion on whether social workers alone can intervene in alcoholism successfully. The answer must hold sufficient elaboration to justify your position.