Nature and Nurture


Obedience; agency theory and evolution versus socialisation; cross cultural studies to illuminate

Prejudice: Social categorization is a basic aspect of human thought, survival value – Tajfel, is it innate?


Phobias: One trial learning (are we biologically prepared to learn something fast if they are life threatening?), Olsson et al (do we learn phobias from watching other s begin conditioned) versus preparedness (ancient fears), Little Albert (CC/OC),

Violence; video gaming and exposure to other media, Bandura, Bastian,


Schizophrenia: genetics (not necessarily inheritance) versus social causation, twin studies

Depression: neurochemistry versus learning (e.g. learnt helplessness)