DEBATES - SYLLABUS

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Debates Syllabus
DEBATES IN PSYCHOLOGY
FREE WILL vs. DETERMINISM
Hard determinism and soft determinism
Biological, environmental and psychic determinism
Causal explanations
NATURE-NURTURE DEBATE
Importance of heredity and environment
Interactionist approach
HOLISM AND REDUCTIONISM
Strengths and limitations of explanations
Interactionist approach
IDIOGRAPHIC AND NOMOTHETIC APPROACHES
Strengths and limitations of each approach and research
PSYCHOLOGY AND SCIENCE
Paradigms
Role of theory
Generating and testing hypotheses
Importance of falsifiability
Empirical methods and bias
Replication
Generalization
Overt behaviour vs. Subjective and private experience
Role of peer review
Strengths and limitations

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