Individual Differences Approach

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what is the main assumption of theIndividual Differences Approach?
the main assumption of the individual differences approach is that all people behave differently for different reasons due to their own personal experiences.
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what experimental method do Individual Difference researchers prefer?
Field experiments. as they allow researchers to view real behaviours in natural environments. making results more ecologically valid.
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what other methods might they use?
case studies. this allows researchers to see individual differences in behaviours and possibly the reasons for these behaviours.
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what are individual differences?
individual differences are what makes each person different. for example preferences and dislikes, behaviours etc.
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what studies are included in this approach?
Rosenhan. Thigpen and Cleckley, Griffiths
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what does Rosenhan Study?
Rosenhan studies how well a hospital psychiatrist can diagnose if a patient is sane or insane
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what does Griffiths study?
Griffiths studies peoples gambling behaviour and how it varies between regular gamblers and non-regular gamblers.
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what do Thigpen and Clerkly study?
thigpen and cleckley studied a case off MPD on a 25 year old woman named Eve White. this was done to try and provide some insight into MPD.
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what is Neurosis?
Neurosis is a state which a person stays in contact with reality but has psychological problems related to anxiety.
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what is Psychosis?
Psychosis is when a person has difficulty relating to real life and is often not in touch with their thoughts or emotions.
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