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Here is the essay question which I understand:
Please choose one of the following essays.
‘Analyse a range of psychological perspectives to effectively explain
bystander behaviour’
OR
‘Analyse a range of psychological perspectives to effectively explain phobia’

I don’t know which one I’m going to pick yet but probably phobia.

But this is what I have to include or else I don’t meet the criteria:

Key assumptions
Application
Research (studies by Psychologists to support / refute)
Evaluation – e.g themes and debates, comparison to other
perspectives and methodological issues

And I have to pick 3 perspectives.

And this is what I have to include for each perspective I discuss about in a paragraph

Go through the key assumptions of the perspective and relate these to how the behaviour can be explained by this perspective. Outline any research evidence which supports this explanation. Evaluate the way this perspective explains the behaviour using any relevant key themes and Debates

This is all so much and I just want someone to explain it clearer for me because it looks simple but quite confusing
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Perspectives - biological, social, cognitive, psychodynamic etc.
assumptions - cognitive (no 'black box') psychodynamic (Id/ego/superego), reductionist
Evaluation - ethical issues, practical issues, reproducibility, validity etc.
debates - nature vs nurture, free will vs determinism etc.
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Perspectives - biological, social, cognitive, psychodynamic etc.
assumptions - cognitive (no 'black box') psychodynamic (Id/ego/superego), reductionist
Evaluation - ethical issues, practical issues, reproducibility, validity etc.
debates - nature vs nurture, free will vs determinism etc.
Assumptions is the same as perspectives then? And I thought reductionist was an evaluation just like validity or generalizability?
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Assumptions is the same as perspectives then? And I thought reductionist was an evaluation just like validity or generalizability?
from google: An assumption is something that is accepted as true. A belief is when that assumption is proven to be true or just held with more conviction. A perspective is an attitude or point-of-view. In other words, an assumption is about an object

reductionism is both an assumption (such as the biological approach assuming that behaviour can be reduced to chemical processes) which in turn an evaluated as a potentially negative thing
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