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Bio psychological socio culturalist approach

Bio-psychological & Socio-culturalist Approach

Six Approaches

Nature vs nurture
Nature vs. Nurture

Which is the stronger influence on you?

Bio psychological approach1
Bio-psychological Approach

  • Behavior as the result of nervous system functions & biology

  • Nature vs Nurture

    • Ivan Pavlov & Charles Darwin

  • Advantages

    • Using biological aspects of behavior can help develop treatment (drugs) for some disorders

  • Disadvantages

    • Does not take in account environmental influences

Bio psychological neurobiological
Bio-psychological (Neurobiological)

  • Nervous System:

    • Responsible for our behavior; Specifically abnormal and immediate responses

  • Genes also play a part

  • Anatomy/Biology

    • Solely responsible for human behavior.

  • Criticisms

    • Ignores mental processes

    • Explains too little of human behavior, rejects environmental influences

Sociocultural approach
Sociocultural Approach

Six Approaches

Socio culturalism approach
Socio-culturalism Approach

  • Behavior viewed as strongly influenced by the rules and expectations of specific social groups (society) or cultures

    • Albert Bandura

  • Different cultures have different:

    • Beliefs, manners, normative behaviors, and practices

    • Within these varying cultures around the world, different societies exist

    • Our culture teaches us BEHAVIOR

  • Advantages

    • Helps to understand different cultures and to understand social influences on behavior

  • Disadvantages

    • Does not look at biology or self

Sociocultural psychology
Sociocultural Psychology

  • Examines how cultural and political (religious) experience effect our everyday life

  • Gender influences of behavior

  • Job opportunities to influence people’s goals and ambitions

Sociocultural psychology1
Sociocultural Psychology

  • Cultural Values/Political Systems: How norms and social influences affect behavior

Sociocultural psychology2
Sociocultural Psychology

  • Ambition/Goals/Values:

    • Environments influence on one’s long-term ambitions.

  • Criticisms:

    • Underestimated personal and overestimated social influences on our behavior.

    • Makes broad generalizations about ethnic groups and cultures.

American psychological association apa
American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Founded in 1892

    • the governing body of all research not conducted by universities.

G stanley hall
G. Stanley Hall

  • First president of the APA, established the first psychological lab in the U.S. in 1883, at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Started the American Psychological Journal (1887) now the American Journal of Psychology.