Essays in AS level Psychology? Watch
Evaluate one of the studies listed below in terms of its contribution to the nature-nurture
Held and Hein (kitten carousel)
Bandura et al (aggression)
Nelson (children’s morals)
Examples of possible evaluation points in the marking scheme:
Held and Hein
• shows visually guided movement (paw placement) is determined by nurture
• ditto depth perception
• some perceptual skills are pure nature, e.g. visual pursuit, change in pupil size, paw placing
(on horizntal surface)
• but kittens are mobile much earlier than humans – are the findings generalisible?
My question is, how should I expand on these points? I'm finding that difficult because I'm not sure what would be considered relevant to talk about.
For example, for the first point should I talk about the steps that took place before it was conluded that visually guided paw placement is determined by nurture?
Hope that helps!