Links to research and approaches: (N) - Much of the research conducted by behaviourist, cognitive and biological psychologists would meet the criteria of the nomothetic approach. For example, Skinner and the behaviourists studied the responses of hundreds of rats, and pigeons, in order to develop the laws of learning. Cognitive psychologists have been able to infer the structure and processes of human memory by measuring performance of large samples of people in lab tests. Biological psychologists have conducted brain scans on countless human psychologists have conducted brain scans on countless human brains in order to make generalisations about localisation of function. In each of these cases, hypotheses are rigorously tested, statistically analysed and general laws and principles and proposed and developed - all of which are key features f the nomothetic approach.