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Similarities between Gould and Hancock's study

•All male participants
•Culturally biased
•Hancock also used technology

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Differences between Gould and Hancock's studies

•Sample size (1.75 mil - 52).
•Gould's had people from different countries, Hancock's sample was just Canadians

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Similarities between Blakemore and Maguire's studies

•very controlled
•ethical

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Differences between Blakemore and Maguire's studies

•Cats v Humans
•Blakemore's was a longitudinal study
•Looked at different parts of the brain

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How does Maguire's study link to the key theme of brain plasticity?

Shows that the brain (hippocampus) can develop due to spacial memory

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Why is Maguire's study in the biological area?

Because it looks at the human brain

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What debate does Maguire's study link to

nature/nurture

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How does Blakemore's study link to the key theme?

Shows that the brain develops from early experiences

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Why does Blakemore's study fall into the biological area?

Because it looks at the brains of cats

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What debate does Blakemore's study link to

nature/nurture

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How does hancock's study link to the key theme of measuring differences

It showed that it is possible to carry out quantitative analysis's/measurements of how people use language

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How does hancocks study link to the indidivual differences area

It shows that it is possible to measure differences in people in terms of the language they use

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How does hancocks study also link to the psychodynamic approach

Suggests psychopaths need to fulfil their need go thrill seek in their unconscious mind. Favouring psychological needs of social needs links to the ego.

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What debate can hancock's study link to

Free will/determinism

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Why does Gould's study link to the key theme of measuring differences?

Because it shows that they're really hard to measure accurately in terms of intelligence

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How does gould's study link to the individual differences area?

It shows how individuals can differ in terms of native intellectual ability

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What debate(s) can gould's study link to

Socially sensitive research

Reductionist/holism