Evaluation: the cognitive approach
Strength: credible scientific basis
The cognitive approach has always used highly controlled methods of study in order to enable researchers to infer cognitive processes at work. This has involved the use of lab experiments to produce reliable, objective data, and the emergence of cognitive neuroscience has enabled the fields of biology and cognitive psychology to come together. This means that the study of the mind has established a credible scientific basis.
Strength: cognitive psychology has increased the status of psychology
The cognitive approach is probably the dominant approach in psychology today and has been applied to a wide range of practical and theoretical concepts. It has made an important contribution in the field of AI and the development of…