Read the following:
Carlson, N. R. (2014). Foundations of behavioral neuroscience (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 9780205940240.
Chapter 16, “Autistic, Attention-Deficit, Stress, and Substance Abuse Disorders,” pages 416–444, in your course text.
Chiao, J. Y., & Blizinsky, K. D. (2013). Population disparities in mental health: Insights from cultural neuroscience. American Journal of Public Health, 103(S1), S122–S132.
Autism and Vaccinations
Despite the lack of evidence supporting a causal link, many parents still are afraid that vaccinations will cause their children to develop autism.
Briefly discuss the biological evidence presented in this unit about autism. You may also want to consider what methodological concerns would be helpful in determining a causal link between vaccines and deleterious health outcomes.
Frame your response in a way to demonstrate to parents that the causes of autism are not related to vaccinations. Make sure to support your ideas using the textbook and at least one other recent scholarly source.
Reference your sources in standard APA format.