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APPROACH ASSUMPTIONS

COGNITIVE The mind is like a computer: inputting, storing and retrieving data.
APPROACH

Behaviour can largely be explained in terms of how the mind operates.

Cognitive psychologists see psychology as a pure science.

STRENGTHS Examples from studies

The approach uses a SCIENTIFIC LOFTUS AND PALMER
approach use of…

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REDUCTIONIST ignores emotional and BARONCOHEN
social factors which may have an impact Only measured for lack of theory of mind as an
explanation of autism, when it could be due to other
factors too.

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