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Assumptions
All behaviour is learned
What has been learned, can be unlearned
Abnormal behaviour is learned in the same way as normal behaviour
This model sees abnormal behaviour as the problem and not a symptom of an underlying
cause.



Classical Conditioning
CC learning through association
Behaviourists propose that classical conditioning…

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If our actions result in rewarding consequences (positive reinforcement) or in something
nasty (-ve reinforcement), we will repeat the behaviour but no the one that has bad
outcomes.

Strengths Weaknesses
Simple explanation that supported by evidence Cannot explain all psychological disorders
such as schizophrenia
Hopeful as people can change their…

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Don't work with all psychological problems.

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