Approaches in Psychology

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  • Psychology Perspectives
    • Biological Approach
      • Charles Darwin
      • Genetics
      • Evolution selected behaviour through natural selection
      • Gender
      • Behaviour is believed to be inherited
      • Help relieve symptons of mental illness with drugs
    • Cognitive Approach
      • Wilhelm Wundt was the first to open a psychology lab
      • closely linked with physiology processes in the brain
      • Similar to computers, as in how we process information
      • Memory and Sensory perception
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    • Psychodynaic Approach
      • Sigmund Freud
        • Psychoanalysis
      • Related to earlier experiences e.g. childhood
      • Behaviour is determined by the unconscious mine
      • Dream analysis
    • Behavorism
      • Behaviour can be changed
      • Individual Behaviour
      • Environment determines behaviour
      • Learn from:
        • Classical Conditioning
          • Learning by association
          • Ivan Pavlor
        • Operant Conditioning
          • The consequences of behaviour
          • B.F. Skinner
      • John B. Watson - 1913
      • Elements of:
        • Philosophy
        • Methodology
        • theory
    • Humanistic Approach
      • Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow
      • Responsible for own well -being
      • free to change
      • individual and unique
      • feelings and self-image
      • study of the whole person
      • Seen through the eyes of the observer
    • Evolutionary
      • Selective pressures
      • Help us survive - adaption
      • Best adapted to survive and reproduce - naturally selected
      • Sexually selected
      • Explains behaviours such as anorexia or stress  responses when finding out you're overdrawn at the bank

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