Psychology: strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

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  • Different Approaches in Psychology
    • The Social approach
      • reductionist so it may underestimate the importance of other factors that may also influence behavior such as individual differences
      • Often breaks ethical issues such as informed consent and it may inflict psychological harm
      • Reducing tyranny in institutions such as prisons
      • Can offer advice to emergency services about helping in the case of an emergency
      • Train armed forces about the dangers of  following extreme orders
    • The  cognitive approach
      • Provided  explanations that other animals other than humans are capable of using language
      • Shows the influence leading questions can have on behaviour
      • Can help improve the diagnosis of autism in adults
      • often relies on self report techniques which can be affected by factors such as demand characteristics
      • reductionist so ignores the complexity of human functioning and factors that could also affect behavior such as social factors
  • The  cognitive approach
    • Provided  explanations that other animals other than humans are capable of using language
    • Shows the influence leading questions can have on behaviour
    • Can help improve the diagnosis of autism in adults
    • often relies on self report techniques which can be affected by factors such as demand characteristics
    • reductionist so ignores the complexity of human functioning and factors that could also affect behavior such as social factors

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