This is the key issue page for the Biological approach – Is Autism an extreme male brain condition?
- Just because a theory says something, doesn’t mean it is correct, look at the studies used to support that theory and perhaps even the research methods used. Anyone can make a bad theory based on a bad study using poor research methods – critically evaluate.
- There is always a rebuttal, your point is not fully valid unless supported by evidence.
- Psychological theory is rarely black and white, anecdotal evidence whilst interesting is not enough to prove or disprove something.
- Remember that in exams you must explain WHAT the key issue is, WHY it is an issue, THEORIES to explain it, WAYS of combating it.
With that in mind, let the discussion begin:
Is Autism an extreme male brain condition? – What is Autism, why is explaining Autism an issue, What makes us think it might be an extreme male brain condition, what other theories are there?