Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Debates in Psychology

Nature/nurture
In essence, this debate boils down to whether the approach explains behaviour in terms
of innate factors or the environment.

The approaches: The biological approach takes a strong nature argument, as it explains
human behaviour in terms of genes, brain structures, hormones and neurotransmitters,
which are…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
parts which can be examined. However, reductionist explanations can over simplify
complex behaviour, and be limited in its ability to explain.

Nomothetic/Idiographic
This debate refers to the methods of investigation that an approach uses. Nomothetic
methods are where researchers investigate large groups of people with the aim of
producing general…

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »