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Approach Social Cognitive Individual differences Developmental Physiological
Assumptions How we influence each
other's thoughts, feelings and behaviour. How we interact with each other. Often uses field experiments.
Focus on internal processes to understand behaviour. Mind is like a computer, it inputs processes and outputs.
Differences between people rather than the…

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practical help (childcare) was concrete aspect of support. o More social networks =
higher survival rate of women with cancer
Yochelson and Samenow: o Makeup of the criminal
personality o 255 males o Half the offenders pleaded guilty by means of insanity o Interviews over several
years o Psychodynamic testing…

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Wikstrom: o Cross sectional study o 2000 year 10 students o Interviews and data
collection from official records. o 44.8% males and 30.6%
females committed at least one crime since year 2000. o High frequency
offenders committed wide range of crimes o Offenders victimised
more than non offenders. o Offenders…

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vary as a function of local life expectancy in Chicago. o Correlational study -- data
from police records, school records and census. o Examined local
communities which had lower than average male life expectancies. o Life expectancy proved to
be best predictor of homicide rates. o Absence from school was…


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