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Discuss the Cognitive approach to Psychology. In your answer refer to at least one topic/other
approach you have studied. (12 Marks)

The main assumption of the Cognitive approach is that internal mental processes are the
fundamental qualities and abilities of human behaviour and must be investigated if we are to…

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example Gender Identity then Gender Stability and then Gender Constancy. However, there's much
less in terms of explaining why the changes take place. In social cognition, we know the fundamental
attribution error does occur, but cognitive psychology doesn't explain why the bias happens.

Overall, the cognitive perspective has been extremely…

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