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Approaches in Psychology


The Cognitive Approach
One advantage of this approach is that it can help us understand and help people
who have not developed their cognitive abilities in the normal way.
An example of this can be seen in the Baron-Cohen, Leslie and Frith study. They
demonstrated that it…

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An example of this can be seen in the Samuel and Bryant study. They challenged
Paiget's explanation of why children make mistakes in the conservation tasks.



One disadvantage of this approach is the ethical problems faced when researching
children.
An example of this can be seen in the Bandura, Ross…

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The Social Approach
One advantage of this approach is that humans are social animals. People usually
surround us and psychologists need to understand how far other people influence us
in our behaviour.
An example can be seen in the Milgram study. Milgram demonstrated how people
were prepared to follow the…

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One disadvantage of this approach is that the concept of abnormality is a highly
controversial issue. This type of research can create labels.
An example of this can be seen in the Rosenhan study. He asked the question: "Is
abnormality a characteristic of certain individuals or is it something that…

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