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1

what are practical issues

issues with practicals within a certain area of psychology

2

what are examples of practical issues

issues with replicability and reliability
animals and generalisability
generalisability
ecological and internal validity
animals can be more easily manipulated ( generations can be observed)

3

what is psychology over time

how an area of psychology has developed over time

4

what is nature

biology impacts behaviour

5

what is nurture

environment impacts behaviour

6

what is the interactionist approach

when both nature and nurture combine to make a theory eg genetics and diathesis stress model

7

why is nature nurture important

if we understand causes then we can establish startegies for modifying behaviour

8

what is reductionism

looking at something in its most simplistic outlook

9

what is holism

looking at something as a whole rather then most simple outlook

10

parisomy

idea that complex principles should be explained by its simplest underlying principles

11

what makes something more scientific

more control
lab experiments
objectivity
empirical
validity
overacrhing paradigm

12

what are the ethical principles

consent
debrief
confidentiality
deception
withdrawl
pfh

13

what regulates animal research

home office
scientific procedures act 1986

14

what regulates research on people

BPS code of ethics

15

what are the guidelines on animals

reduction in animal use
accomodation must be suitable
benefits outweigh cost
endangered species not used unless justified

16

what is formal social control

from officals eg government and police

17

what is infromal social control

society controlling behaviour

18

what is socially sensitive research

ethical implications which go beyond the research impacts groups in society
negative attention from media or public

19

what is ethnocentrism

only applies to one culture

20

eurocentric

western cultures

21

alpha bias

exaggerates difference

22

andro centric

only males