Issues and Debates: Social

Ethical issues in research (animal and human)

Practical issues in the design and implementation of research.

Reductionism in the explanation of behaviour.

Comparisons of ways of explaining behaviour using different themes.

Psychology as a science

Cultural and gender issues in psychological research.

The role of both nature and nurture in psychology.

An understanding of how psychological understanding has developed over time.

The use of psychology in social control.

The use of psychological knowledge in society

Issues related to socially-sensitive research.