Advantages and Disadvantages of Approaches in Psychology

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Approaches in Psychology


  • Biological - Very Scientific/Support for nature
  • Behaviourist - Very scientific/Objective/Created behaviour modification techiques
  • Cognitive - More ethical research/Programmes made to mimic the human brain
  • Social Learning Theory - Replicable results/Very controlled


  • Biological - Reductionist/No cause and effect
  • Behaviourist - Unethical research/Determinstic
  • Cognitive - Low ecological validity/Reductionist
  • Social Learning Theory - Cannot account for all behaviours/Low ecological validity


There isn't just one main approach that accounts for all behaviours in psychology. It is a combination of these views that helps psychologists to determine behaviour and create better treatments for people.


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