Individual differences approach

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What are the assumptions of the individual differences approach?
1. Behaviour can be explained by looking at our differences rather than what we have in common. 2. Focuses on how individuals differ in their behaviour and personal qualities.
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What are the strengths of the individual differences approach?
1. Allows us to understand human behaviour and find causes and treatments. 2. Use of case studies, longitudinal research which collects in-depth data.
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What are the limitations of the individual differences approach?
1. Lacks generalisability due to small samples. 2. Ethnocentrism - focuses on the West. 3. Focuses on dispositional explanations rather than situational.
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What research supports the individual differences approach?
Kohlberg, McGrath, Raine, Brunner
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