The biological approach in psychology

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1. Selective breeding is...

  • The artificial selection of male and female animals for a particular trait
  • Naturally evolved species
  • a type of breeding which occurs in specific animals
  • a new form of reproduction
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2. A strength of the approach is

  • it uses scientific experimental procedures in its investigations
  • It is known by many people
  • It is reductionist
  • It supports the nurture side

3. A limitation of the approach is

  • it is scientific so is hard to disprove
  • many useful applications
  • It is reductionist as it explains behaviour and thought processes in terms of the actions of nerves and chemicals
  • it supports the nature side of the debate

4. Who supports the biological approach

  • Smith and Lloyd
  • Darwin
  • Darwin and Bock & Goode
  • Bock and Goode

5. what did Bock and Goode study

  • Intellegence
  • Violent and aggressive mice
  • cats
  • Selective breeding


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