reductionism and holism

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argument 1 for reductionism
because focus is spent on one area of the explanation, more in depth data can be found.
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argument 2 for reductionism
it is possible to build up an increasingly complex explanation of behaviour by looking at different components one at a time.
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argument 1 against reductionism
simplistic explanations are rarely relevant to our behaviour in everyday life as human behaviour is too complex, e.g. brunner study
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argument 2 against reductionism
if research is reductionist it limits the validity of research as, if not all explanations are sought then how can the research be accurately testing its aims e.g. brunner
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argument for holism
looks at all explanations so it increases validity as the research is accurately testing its aims
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it is possible to build up an increasingly complex explanation of behaviour by looking at different components one at a time.

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