can any1 explain the behavioural approach????

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thnx... =)

Posted Fri 14th September, 2012 @ 16:55 by Akeel 786

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Behavioural aproach

All about learning behaviour, through classical, operant conditioning  and the social learning theory

Classical conditioning is learning through association. Operant is through consequences or reinforcement and social learning theory is about observing people and imitating their behaviour.

I could maybe help u more if you wanted but you would hav 2 tell  e what ur topic is, i.e addiction, abnormality, phobias etc.

Answered Mon 1st October, 2012 @ 22:33 by blueberrifantom
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The abnormal behaviour according to this approach is caused by environmental factors that individuals see and learn. The behaviour is learnt through the process of classical conditioning and operant conditioning (you don't have to know the social learning thoery for abnormality).

Classical conditioning is learning through association, this was shown in the little Albert study (little kid sat in a room shown different things, favorite thing was a white rat, second time around everytime he touched the rat a loud bell was rang) Albert associated the bell's noise, which he was scared of with the rat, and so became scared o the rat. He developed a phobia not only of the rat but also of other white fluffy things. Pavlov is also a good study to look at for classical conditioning.

Operant conditioning is learning through consequences or reinforcement. For example, (this is just off the top of my head to illustrate a point btw) a teacher could be under alot of stress so every morning before she goes to school to teach she has a glass of wine, she finds that when she drinks she is able to cope better with stress, so repeats the behaviour and developes an addiction (example of abnormal behaviour) through positive reinforcement.

Opernat conditioning is all about positive and negative reinforcement, consequences and punishment. Skinner is a good study to look at for opernat conditioning.

Evaluation

Experimentally proven

Effective treatments i.e. systematic desensitisation, flooding and aversion therapy.

Accounts for cultural differences

Deals with present problems

But isnt effective for psychoses

Reductionistic and deterministic approach

animal testing cant be generalised to humans

unethical use of children and animals

Answered Tue 2nd October, 2012 @ 18:45 by blueberrifantom
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The behavioural approach is that behaviour is learnt from parents and or peers.

I'm sorry that this is so basic but I've only just started studying this subject.

Answered Thu 27th September, 2012 @ 16:27 by Georgia
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itz ayt thnx anywayz XD

Answered Thu 27th September, 2012 @ 16:58 by Akeel 786
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blueberrifantom

thnx =P

ermm yeah if u cud explain mre, da topic is abnormality --> dnt uite understand it

thnx again XDD

Answered Tue 2nd October, 2012 @ 17:18 by Akeel 786
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is this for the attachment module in as psychology?

Answered Tue 2nd October, 2012 @ 17:26 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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Hope this helps a little more feel free to ask any specific questions :)

Answered Tue 2nd October, 2012 @ 18:45 by blueberrifantom
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blueberrifantom thnx helped a lt mre =P

Answered Wed 3rd October, 2012 @ 16:33 by Akeel 786
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Glad to help, feel free to ask anything psychology related. :D

Answered Wed 3rd October, 2012 @ 18:27 by blueberrifantom
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dnt wrry i will if i eva need help again ----> which wud be pretty soon =P

Answered Wed 3rd October, 2012 @ 18:32 by Akeel 786
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Lol! Don't worry psychology is really easy when you get into it. Trust me I'm doing A2 and it is really good.

Answered Wed 3rd October, 2012 @ 18:40 by blueberrifantom
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lol itz ayt

bt i dunno sme things r quite hrd nd borin (really borin)

Answered Wed 3rd October, 2012 @ 18:55 by Akeel 786
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Lol the only thing I found boring was research methods. I thought it was a bit pointless but they make good evaluation points.

A2 is way more interesting though.

Answered Wed 3rd October, 2012 @ 22:26 by blueberrifantom
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i hope sooo

i kinda regret pikin it up now

Answered Thu 4th October, 2012 @ 07:08 by Akeel 786
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What else have you picked??

Answered Thu 4th October, 2012 @ 18:48 by blueberrifantom
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ermm maths, history nd this

wbu?

Answered Thu 4th October, 2012 @ 20:34 by Akeel 786
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biol chem and this

what are you hoping to apply for??

Answered Sun 7th October, 2012 @ 14:26 by blueberrifantom
Edited by blueberrifantom on Sun 7th October, 2012 @ 14:26
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cool

i dunno yet

wbu

Answered Mon 8th October, 2012 @ 16:44 by Akeel 786
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I have written a personal statement for biomedical sciences (too chicken to apply for medicine just yet) but i might take a gap year depending on what i get, so i'm still a bit unsure. Are you in AS, if so I think you should think about what you want to do like now because writing a personal statement is some hard skizz if you get what i mean ;)

Answered Wed 10th October, 2012 @ 20:29 by blueberrifantom
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yeah im doin as nd yeah a gt wt u mean bt i seriously  dnt knw wat 2 do

considerin ma subjectz wat do ya tink will be gud 2 do???? any help??

Answered Thu 11th October, 2012 @ 16:52 by Akeel 786