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Behaviourist Approach

Assumptions

Behaviour is learnt through our environment and is not innate. We are all born s blank slates, also
known as tabula rasa, and are influenced by society and our surroundings.
We learn through conditions in the environment. There are two main types of conditioning, Classical
and Operant…

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least manageable. The therapist will start to expose the patient to the bottom of the hierarchy and
as they progress get higher and higher until they've conquered their fear, this could take anything
from 8-20 sessions and in extreme cases even longer.
- Exposure ­ the patient is exposed in…

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