Psychology - Approaches and Biopsychology

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Origins of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study

Wundt’s introspection

Criticism of Wundt’s introspection

Emergence of psychology as a science

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Behaviourist Approach

Behaviourist approach

Assumptions

Classical conditioning and operant conditioning

Pavlov’s research

Skinner’s research

Evaluation

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Social Learning Theory

Social learning theory

Assumptions

Imitation

Identification

Modelling

Vicarious reinforcement

Meditational processes

Bobo dolls

Evaluations

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The Cognitive Approach

The cognitive approach

Assumptions

Schema

Theoretical and computer models

Cognitive neuroscience

Evaluation

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Biological Approach

Biological approach

Assumptions

Twin studies and concordance rates

Genotype and phenotype

Evaluation

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Biopsychology

Nervous system – cns & pns

Endocrine system

The fight or flight response

Motor neurons

Sensory neurons

Relay neurons

Charles doesn’t actually mean nobody talks

cell body, dendrites, axon, myelin sheath, nodes of ranvier, terminal buttons 

Electrical transmission

Synaptic transmission

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