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1

What is situational?

Caused by environmental factors outside of the person

2

Strengths of situational 1

Useful to psychology as it improves our understanding/knowledge of how behaviour may be affected by the environment- which could explain why people behave the way they do- Useful

3

Strengths of situational 2

Useful to society as it may be easy to modify behaviour by making changes to the environment - so effective practical applications could be used to help change/manage behaviour.

4

Weaknesses of situational 1

Reductionist as it ignores the influence of internal factors that may affect behaviour - therefore any practical applications may not be effective as they only focus on the situational environmental factors.

5

Weaknesses of situational 2

Deterministic as it suggests that behaviour could be due to external factors beyond a person's control - which could cause problems for who we punish for behaviours - giving people an excuse for their behaviour.

6

Individual

Caused by something within the person

7

Strengths of individual 1

Useful to psychology as it improves our understanding/knowledge of how behaviour may originate from within the person - which could explain why people behave the way they do - useful

8

Strengths of individual 2

Useful to society as interventions can be created to help manage the individual factor to control behaviour - effective practical applications could be used to help change/manage the behaviour of the person

9

Weaknesses of individual 1

Reductionist as it ignores the influence of external factors that may affect behaviour - therefore any practical applications may not be effective as they only focus on individual factors.

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Weaknesses of individual 2

Deterministic as it suggests that behaviour could be due to factors beyond a persons control - which could cause problems for who we punish for behaviours - giving people an excuse for their behaviour.