Behaviourist approach - Assumptions

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Two assumptions of the Behaviourist approach

1st assumption

Classical conditioning - Learning by routine.

We acquire new behaviours through association. Pavlov (1904) performed studies on dogs to measure a dogs salivation production, he found that the dogs would salivate when he has food. Before he fed them, he would ring a bell. The dog, expecting food, began to dribble before the food was presented (stimulus response). After repeating this multiple times the dog soon associated the sound of the bell with food. Keeping a steady routine would


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