There is increasing evidence that pheromones may play a role in human behaviour, however, none are conclusive. A discussion on the effect of pheromones on behaviour is a useful exercise in critical thinking, e.g. the arguments for and against the influence of pheromones on human behaviour can be assessed critically using one or more examples
Again remember to…
embed opportunities to explicitly teach about:
- The contribution of Research Methods used in the Biological Approach to understanding human behaviour: e.g. Lab experiments, (inc. animal experiment as esp. HL) and Case Studies.
- Ethical Considerations in the investigation of the Biological Approach to understanding human behaviour
Research Papers for SAQs
Cutler et al. (1998): cutler1998
Link to Abnormal – Treatment for disorders
https://www.biomotionlab.ca/demos/ Example of the task used in the Zhou et al study
Bingo cards – here are the answers, what were the questions?!
The link above takes you to a demo where you can guess the sex of a stick person just like the point-light-walker task used in Zhou et al.