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Discuss the Free Will and Determinism debate. Refer to at least one topic area you
have studied in psychology to illustrate your answer (12 marks)

This debate is about the implications of how the cause of behaviour is
explained. Free will is the view that our behaviour is determined by…

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The moral implication of assuming hard determinism means that people,
including criminals, cannot be held responsible for their actions. This poses certain
ethical questions, for example if someone commits a crime, can we punish them if
their behaviour was the result of forces beyond their control? This would have


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