- Nature and Nurture
- Looks at the importance of genetics over experience in the development of behaviour.
- Research: Infant studies show that children's behaviour is largely related to genetic pre-dispositions. Adopted children studies show that their behaviour is more a result of environment.
- Strengths and weaknesses: makes us consider what makes each of us unique. It polarises the argument as if the answer is either nature or nurture when in fact it is a combination of both.
- Applications: Chaney showed that children with asthma can be encouraged to take their medication through having a more rewarding experience with the funhaler.
- Similarities and differences to other debates: Links to issues within the freewill and determinism debate because behaviour is largely controlled by genetic influences.