Question 3 - Strengths and Weaknesses of the Beavioural Approach

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  • Strengths and Weaknesses of the Behavioral Approach
    • Application
      • Applied to...
        • Mental disorders
        • Advertising
        • Mental Institutions
        • Prisons
      • Classical conditioning
        • Aversion Therapy
          • Treatment for addictiond
      • Systematic Desensitisation
        • People with phobias
      • Operant Conditioning
        • Increase desirable behaviors
          • Prisons
          • Schools
    • Scientific
      • Pavlov and Skinner
        • Objectively
          • Scientific
            • Pavlov and Skinner
              • Objectively
              • Behavioral Theories
                • Empirically
                  • because...
                    • Observed and measured objectively
              • Operationalised
                • Research Methods
                  • Cause and effect relationship
                • Strength because....
                  • Tested and Falisified
        • Behavioral Theories
          • Empirically
            • because...
              • Observed and measured objectively
        • Operationalised
          • Research Methods
            • Cause and effect relationship
          • Strength because....
            • Tested and Falisified
      • Deterministic
        • All behaviors a learnt
          • Environmentally deterministic
            • Product of our learning enviroment
        • Weakness because...
          • No free will
            • Environment determines our behavior
          • We are not responsible for your own behavior
      • Reductionist
        • Ignores the meaning that a behavior has
          • Ignores the metal and emotional life of the individual
        • More developed frontal lobe
          • wrong to generalise
          • More significant cognitive dimensinon
        • Ignores biological aspects of behavior
          • Unconscious mind
          • Weakness because...
            • Oversimplifies human behavior
      • Focuses on behavior
        • Ignores the meaning that a behavior has
          • Ignores the metal and emotional life of the individual

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