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Biological Approach

Basic Assumptions/Features

  • Behaviour and thought processes have an innate biological basis
  • Genes influence human behaviour
  • Biological structures (such as the brain and nervous system) influence behaviour
  • Brain chemistry (Neuro chemicals) influences behaviour
  • Behaviour has evolved; behaviours that help us survive are more likely to be passed down through generations.
  • There is behavioural continuity between species, so it makes sense to study animal species and make a generalisation to human behaviour.

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