Nomothetic vs Idiographic

Is the statement of the nomothetic approach or the idiographic approach?

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  • Created on: 05-03-12 20:41
recognises the uniqueness of the person
idiographic
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concerned with objective knowledge through the use of scientific methods
nomothetic
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attempts to establish laws and generalisations about people
nomothetic
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exemplified by humanistic aspects of psychoanalytic approaches
idiographic
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concerned with private, subjective and conscious experiences of the person
idiographic
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uses quantitative methods of investigation
nomothetic
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uses qualitative methods of investigation
idiographic
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exemplified by trait approaches to personality, behaviourism and cognitive psychology
nomothetic
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concerned with objective knowledge through the use of scientific methods

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attempts to establish laws and generalisations about people

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exemplified by humanistic aspects of psychoanalytic approaches

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concerned with private, subjective and conscious experiences of the person

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