Approaches - Biological - Strengths and Limitations

strengths and limitations of the biological approach

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Biological Approach ­ strengths and limitations
Scientific ­ objective, experimental procedures often used
Applications ­ e.g. drug treatments for schizophrenia
Nature ­ provides strong counter arguments to the `nurture' side of the nature-nurture
Oversimplified ­ reductionism
Nurture ­ ignores the contribution of the environment to behaviour
Reductionist ­ regards behaviour as resulting from genes, neurotransmitters, hormones etc,
therefore can lose sight of the `whole' person
Deterministic ­ can be used to absolve people from blame
Mind/body ­ doesn't explain the interaction


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