ISSUES AND DEBATES

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What does the nature debate argue?
Genetics are the primary cause of behaviour
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What does the nurture debate argue?
A person's environment is the primary cause of behaviour
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What are various levels of the environment?
1. Pre-natal 2. Post-natal 3. Wider culture/ historical context
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What is the debate about?
The RELATIVE IMPORTANCE of heredity and environment in determining behaviour
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What experiment allows researchers to search for casual laws for behaviour?
Lab as it minimised the chance of extraneous variables
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Name 2 types of reductionism
Biological and environmental (stimulus response)
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Reductionist approach is parsimonious, what does this mean?
It means using the simplest explanation that fits the evidence
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Give an example of a nomothetic approach
Biological
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What is cultural relativism?
The belief that it is essential to examine the cultural context when examining behaviour in a culture
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Strange situation suffers from?
Imposed etic
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Give evidence for beta bias
Fight or flight and MAOA gene
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