Comparison of Approaches - Nature v Nurture

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  • Comparison of Approaches - Nature v Nurture
    • The biological and two learning approaches are furthest apart in this respect.
      • Whereas, biological approach argues that 'anatomy is destiny' and behaviour is the result of a genetic blueprint we inherit from our parents.
        • Behaviourists characterise babies as blank slates at birth and all behaviour comes about through learned associations or in terms of SLT-observation and imitation.
    • Although cognitive psychologists would recognise that many of our info processing abilities and schema are innate, they also point out to the fact that these are constantly refined through experience.
    • Humanistic psychologists regard parents, friends and wider society as having a critical impact on the persons self-concept.
      • Although cognitive psychologists would recognise that many of our info processing abilities and schema are innate, they also point out to the fact that these are constantly refined through experience.
    • Freud thought that much of our behaviour was driven by our biological drives, but also saw relationships with our parents playing fundamental role in future development.

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