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Identify and explain reasons why psychology should adopt the scientific approach

The features of science: > Before it can be concluded whether psychology should adopt
psychology approach, a criteria must first be identified
> The scientific approach is characterised as having the following
features: theory construction (a…

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environmental cues effected recall, although this was a field
experiment, the extreme conditions used of deep sea diving meant
the results could be reliably generalised to a everyday context
Hypothesis testing: > Important part of the scientific approach because it means that
theories can be falsified and therefore progress, from…

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appropriate as by using the scientific approach, a
can be quantified and in turn be given a quantified
e.g. identifying the correct dosage of anti psychotics
treating schizophrenia
Overall...: >Some parts of psychology are suitable to the scientific approach but for others
weakens are understanding


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