2.1 Outline principles that define the BLoA

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  • Outline principles that define the BLoA and explain how these principles may be demonstrated in research
    • There are biological correlates of human behaviour
      • Kasamatsu & Hirai
      • BLoA based on reductionism; explaining complex behaviour in terms of simple causes
    • Animal research can provide insight into human behaviour
      • Martinez & Kesner
      • similarities in physiology, easy to control animals and can be used when it is unethical to use human
    • Human behavior, to some extent, is genetically based
      • Bouchard et al
      • behaviour can be partially explained by genetic inheritance, a predisposition which is affected by environmental factors


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