Behaviourist Perspective Overview

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  • Behaviourist Perspective
    • Assumption
      • All born a blank slate
      • All beh. learned from experiences after birth
        • learning is relatively permanent change in beh. due to past experiences
    • Classical Conditioning
      • Not seen in core studies
      • Learning occurs through repeated association
      • Study (not core)
    • Operant Conditioning
      • Learning through reinforcement
      • Studies
        • Milgram
          • Participants gave stooge 'electric shocks'
        • Savage-Rumbaugh
          • -Bonobos & chimps learn language on lexigraphs?
    • Social Learning Theory
      • Learn through imitation and reinforcement
      • Study
        • Bandura
          • Do children imitate aggressive models?
    • Strengths
      • Evidence based on rigorous scientific technique
      • Very useful
        • Stimulus response theory
        • Behavioural modification techniques
    • Weaknesses
      • Too simplistic for complex human beh.
      • Heavily reliant on animal-based research
      • Based on observable beh. only
        • Does not consider internal processes

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