- Behaviour is learned from the enviroment .
- Behaviour is dertemined by reinfrocement and punshiment of past learning experiences.
- Observable behaviour not minds should be studied .
- Psychology should investigate the laws of learning .
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Social learning theory
- Mediational processes , which lie between stimulus and response ,influence our behaviour.
- Observational learning has four conditions : attention , retention ,motor reproduction , motivation.
- Learning can occur by observing role models in the enviroment.
- Learning can be a result of direct reinforcement and indirect , or vicarious reinforcement .
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- Behaviour and thought processes have an innate , biological basis.
- The mind and the brain are the same.
- Human genes have evolved to adapt behaviour to the enviroment.
- Human charateristics (e.g intelligence) are due to our gentic make-up.
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- Mental processes lie between stimuls and response.
- Humans are information processors.
- Humans actively organise and manipulate information from the enviroment.
- The mind operates in the same way as a computer - both encode,store and output data.
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- Unconscious porcesses , of which we are unaware , determine our behaviour.
- Instincts, or drives , motivate our behaviour and energise the mind .
- Childhood experiences determine adult personallity .
- Personality has 3 parts - id , ego and superego.
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- Humans should be viewed as a whole and not reduced to component parts.
- Humans are active agents - able to control and determine thier own development.
- Humans strive towards achiveing self-actualisation.
- To be psycholigcally healthy , the real self and ideal self must be congurent .
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