Breakdown of The Cognitive Approach

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  • Created on: 07-04-10 13:10

This 'Breakdown of The Cognitive Approach' will define this approach in the following categories:

  • Basic Assumptions
  • Key Terms
  • Strengths
  • Limitations

BASIC ASSUMPTIONS:

- Mental processes lie between stimulus and response.

- Humans are information processors.

- Humans actively organise and manipulate information from the environment

- The mind operates the same way as a computer - both encode, store and output data.

KEY TERMS:

- Cognition: Comes from the Latin 'cognoscere' meaning 'to know'.

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