Cognitive Psychology

Assumes that our externally viewed behaviour is determined by internal processes such as perception, memory, language and thinking. 

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Cognitive Psychology

Advantages

  • Lab setting -> higher control and reliability
  • Scientific
  • Useful

Disadvantages

  • Low Ecological Validity
  • Reductionist as it tends to ignore emotional, social and motivational factors
  • Validity of measure - Subjective

Evaluation

Assumes that our externally viewed behaviour is determined by internal processes such as perception, memory, language and thinking. Core Studies: Loftus and Palmer, Savage-Rumbaugh, Baren-CohenForensic Studies: Yochelson and Samenow, Kohlberg, Gudjohnsson and BownesHealth Studies: Geer and Maisel, Meichenbaum, Beck

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