OUTLINE OF APPROACH
- Only Behaviour is Important
- Behavioural model concentrates on behaviours
- Behaviours can be internal or external. External events are focused on by behaviourists.
- Abnormal Behaviours are learned through Conditioning or Social Learning
- Behaviours are all learned by external events; abnormal and normal behaviour do not differ in the way they are learned.
- Learning theory explains disorders where the major characteristics are behaviour.
- Arachnophobia involves avoidance and feelings of anxiety when in the presence of a spider.
- Learning Environment
- Learning environments can reinforce problematic behaviours; avoidant behaviour lowers anxiety, depressive behaviour may elicit help from others.
- Children create a model in which they judge behaviour by; e.g. drug taking by judging that they will be rewarded by peers.
METHODS OF INVESTIGATING THE BEHAVIOURAL APPROACH
- experiments are the most effective way because…