Idiographic and Nomothetic Approaches

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Idiographic Approach
An approach that focuses on the individual case in order to understand behaviour rather than aiming to formulate general laws of behaviour
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Examples of the Idiographic Approach
Humanistic Approach and the Psychodynamic Approach
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Humanistic Approach
Used the phenomenological approach to study human beings and were only interested in documenting the conscious experience of the individual.
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Psychodynamic Approach
Used the
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Nomothetic Approach
Attempts to study human behviour through the development of general principles and universal laws
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Humanistic Approach and the Psychodynamic Approach

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Examples of the Idiographic Approach

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Used the phenomenological approach to study human beings and were only interested in documenting the conscious experience of the individual.

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Used the

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Attempts to study human behviour through the development of general principles and universal laws

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