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Psychology class notes/assessments/essays FOR RELATIONSHIPS

(Got an A: 33/38 Marks for this assessment)
1. Define what reductionism is (2)
Reductionism is when a topic is minimised and focuses on aspect but not the whole
behaviour. For example, the cognitive approach focuses on the though process and
ignores other factors such…

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and effect relationship could be established. For example, Ainsworth experiment
which took place in a lab setting. However, there are problems that could cause
psychology to be viewed in a similar way to science. Not all variables can be measured
such as the unconscious. Also, it is unlikely that 1…

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Sexual selection and human reproductive behaviour

Partner selection: Examines partner preferences
Who: Dunbar and Waynforth
When: 1995
Aim: What qualities people want in a partner
Method: 900 personal adverts from North American newspapers
Results: 42% men preferred younger partners compared to ¼ of women
o Physical attractiveness-44% men 22% women…

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A02:

-DON'T EXPLAIN WHY RELATIONSHIPS BREAKDOWN
CULTURAL BIAS (IDA WESTERN CULTURES)
NOT ALL RELATIONSHIPS GO THROUGH SAME STAGES OF BREAKING UP
DUCK `REALISTIC VIEW OF THE RELATIONSHIP I.E GRAVE DRESSING PHASE'
*LEE- SURVEY OF 112 BREAKUPS OF PREMARTIAL RELAITONSHIPS> STRONG
RELATIONSHIPS DUE TO STAGES= BUT SURVEY MEANS SOCIAL DESIREABLITY
BUT…

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