Behaviourist Explanation on Abnormality

Focusing on the behaviour of a person in order to explain psychological problems.

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Behaviourist Explanation of Abnormality

Classical Conditioning
Stimulus/Reponse learning (Little Albert)
Loud Noise     White Rat           No Fear Response
Loud Noise   + White Rat  =    Fear/Crying
White Rat    = Fear --> Phobia

Operant Conditioning
Positive and Negative reinforcement 
Positive - encouraging behaviour through reward
Negative - encouraging behaviour by taking away unpleasantness. 

Social Learning Theory
Observing Behaviour and then imitating it
Bandura (1973) - Children watched a model act aggressively towards a dummy, then the children imitated the aggressive behaviour

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