SOCIAL approach

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What are the assumptions of the social approach?
Concerned with the way interactions with others+the environment affect our behaviour. Concerned with the way we make sense of ourselves+judge ourselves(self perception and identity). Looks at how we behave in groups+how it influences decision making.
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Strengths of the social approach
Provides explanation for great phenomenon e.g. Nazis and conformity. Supports nurture in the nature-nurture debate.
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Weaknesses of the social approach
Ethnocentric bias - Research conducted mostly in the West. Reductionist - focuses on groups and the environment. Ignores genes and cognitions.
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Examples of A2 studies that use this approach
Farrington, Wikstrom, Waxler-Morrison
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Examples of AS studies from the social approach
Milgram, Piliavin and Reicher and Haslam
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Provides explanation for great phenomenon e.g. Nazis and conformity. Supports nurture in the nature-nurture debate.

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