Cognitive approach

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  • Cognitive approach
    • Assumptions
      • The cognitive approach has two assumptions
      • Internal processes can be studied in laboratories by interring with actions of the mind from behaviour seen
      • The human mind works like a computer
    • The approach focuses on internal processes of the mind
    • It believes processes should be studied scientifically
    • The role of schema
      • Schema's a packets of information that we use to explain our world
      • They come from experiences that we have faced to help us predict what is going to happen
    • Computer models
      • The cognitive approach has also used the development of computers to create computer models of mental processing
    • The cognitive approach is very scientific because of the emphasis of controlled laboratory research of studying the mind
    • The approach has been criticized to simplify human behaviour too much because it ignores the role of human emotions


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