Issues and Debates in Psychology
This playlist covers a range of key issues and debates in Psychology, including the nature-nurture debate, individual versus situational factors in behaviour, and the role of cross-cultural psychological research.
 
What this playlist includes:
54 lectures across 10 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Psychological Approaches – The History of Psychology
Mr Ian Fairholm
Bath University
1.1. Before Wundt – 14:25
1.2. Towards Structuralism – 11:36
1.3. Functionalism – 10:27
1.4. Behaviourism – 10:55
1.5. Modern Perspectives – 15:05
2. Issues and Debates – A History of Psychological Practice
Dr Marc Williams
Cardiff University
2.2. The Biopsychosocial Model – 09:50
2.3. Psychological Formulation – 06:47
2.4. Rebalancing Power – 09:29
3. Issues and Debates – Psychology as a Science
Dr Helena Paterson
Glasgow University
3.1. The Goals of Science – 06:51
3.2. Theories – 08:43
3.3. The Scientific Method – 08:44
3.4. Accepting Theories – 05:49
3.5. The Day Science Broke – 07:04
4. Psychological Approaches - A Comparison
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
4.2. Behaviourism – 09:29
4.3. The Cognitive Approach – 07:38
4.4. The Biological Approach – 09:57
4.5. The Humanistic Approach – 08:44
4.6. Summary – 06:34
5. Issues and Debates – The Philosophy of Psychological Approaches
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
6. Issues and Debates – Approaches in Context
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
7. Issues and Debates – Individual Versus Situational Factors
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
8. The Nature-Nurture Debate
Dr Lydia Kearney
Kent University
8.2. Nature – 17:40
8.3. Nurture – 16:34
9. Issues and Debates – Cross Cultural Psychological Research
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
10. Issues and Debates – The Replication Crisis
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
Birmingham University
10.2. Reliability – 07:12
10.3. Validity – 08:46
10.4. The Challenges of Validity – 07:39
10.5. Issues of Replicability – 10:34
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