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Biological Approach
1a) Outline the two assumptions of the Biological approach (4):
There are two biological assumptions. One is the function and structure of neurons
governs behaviour. The nervous system is made up of cells called neurons. There are three types of
neurons: motor, sensory and inter neurons. They send…

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3a) Evaluate two strengths of the Biological approach (6):
One strength of the Biological Approach (BA) is that it is scientific as it only uses observable
and measurable evidence. The approach carries out experiments such as Selye's research. By using
scientific methods and only looking at observable behaviours, the approach…

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One of the behaviourist assumptions is that we are born a blank slate (tabula rasa) and we
learn how to behave through our environment. We learn through processes such as classical
conditioning, operant condition and the social learning theory. Classical conditioning involves
learning through association. Operant conditioning involves learning through…

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Simple or specific phobias can be effectively treated with SD- Wolpe (1988) claims that
`80-90% of patients are either apparently cured or much improved after an average of 25-30
sessions'. However it isn't successful with more serious disorders, such as schizophrenia. Research
found that SD is successful for a range…

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the dog with food. After repeating this a few times, he found out that when the dog heard the bell, it
would salivate.
The strengths of use animals are that it has been successfully applied to human behaviour.
Also animals have less emotional involvement. Weaknesses are that there is an…

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believed that B, our thoughts and beliefs, have a bigger impact on C (the way an event affects us)
than A.
REBT aims to get the client to recognise their beliefs about an event (B) are irrational. If a
client recognises their thinking is irrational the therapist can then challenge…

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can tell us more about human behaviour. Within cognitive psychology case studies of brain
damaged individuals, e.g. HM (1966), gives researchers unique insights into the working of the mind.
HM suffered from permanent memory loss as a result of brain surgery. Research highlighted that the
hippocampus is implicated in short…

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manifest into latent content. Freud stated several ways that could increase the effectiveness of
dream analysis: the therapist should ignore the obvious connections into a dream and work out
what different parts of a dream symbolise by using free association. This is where the patient
expresses thoughts that come to…




Hey what grade did you get on the unit 1 exam? :)



I got a high B :)

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