AS Level Cognitive Approach - Assumptions, Studies, Strengths and Weaknesses

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  • Created on: 30-11-12 23:38
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  • Cognitive Approach
    • Weaknesses
      • Reductionist
        • Ignores human emotion and freewill.
          • Baron Cohen
        • Ignores the complexities of human functioning
          • Baron Cohen
      • Low ecological validity
        • Looking at black and white pictures
        • Low ecological validity
          • Lab experiment
            • Not real life
              • Loftus and Palmer
                • Loftus and Palmer
          • Videos of car accidents between 5 and 30 secs.
            • Lacks emotion of real event
      • Strengths
        • Useful
          • Shows that leading questions can affect memory
            • Loftus and Palmer
        • Useful
          • Shows that our behaviour can be influenced by a cognitive process called theory of mind.
        • Studies
          • Savage-Rumbaugh
            • Showed humans aren't unique in the ability to communicate with language,
              • Usefu
                • Strengths
                  • Useful
                    • Shows that leading questions can affect memory
                    • Useful
                      • Shows that our behaviour can be influenced by a cognitive process called theory of mind.
            • Assumptions
              • Behaviour can largely be explained in terms of how the mind works.
              • Compares the mind to a computer; inputting, storing and retrieving data.

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