How do I evaluate Holism in Psychology, AQA Paper 3?

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I'm revising Issues and Debates and there isn't much evaluation for Holism in the textbook apart from it not being scientific. Can anyone help me come up with more evaluation?
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You can compare holism to reductionism to get AO3 marks too.

Holism is limited as it is not a feasible option. If psychologists were to study all factors that affect a person in depth; it would be very complex hence holism is not a practical approach to take.

Holism is useful as it uses different levels of explanation to come to a conclusion. This is appropriate as it provides a complete and realistic understanding of human behaviour.

Holism is limited due to the incapability to establish cause and effect. Holism does not study people in operationalised variables, measured and manipulated hence can be seen as unscientific.

Try using the Tutor2u Article on Holism and Reductionism!
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(Original post by Pearlfection1)
You can compare holism to reductionism to get AO3 marks too.

Holism is limited as it is not a feasible option. If psychologists were to study all factors that affect a person in depth; it would be very complex hence holism is not a practical approach to take.

Holism is useful as it uses different levels of explanation to come to a conclusion. This is appropriate as it provides a complete and realistic understanding of human behaviour.

Holism is limited due to the incapability to establish cause and effect. Holism does not study people in operationalised variables, measured and manipulated hence can be seen as unscientific.

Try using the Tutor2u Article on Holism and Reductionism!
Thank you so much!
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