Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation.

Qualification: A-Level Psychology
Paper: Issues and options in psychology
Unit: Issues and debates in psychology
Assessment criteria: Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation.

  • Idiographic = Focuses on how human behaviour differs from each other.
  • Looks at our unique characteristics and what makes each their own person.
  • Nomothetics = Focuses on how human behaviour is similar to each other.
  • Looks at common traits upon the majority of humans and why these traits occur in all of us.

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