Approaches Evaluation

Behaviourism
scientific credability - it is influential in the development of psychology as a scientific discipline greater credability and status & ethical issues on animals
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behaviourism 2
real-life application - operant conditioning is the basis of token economy systems successful in institutions e.g. prisons
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Soclai Learning theory
explains cultural differences - accounts for how children learn from other individuals around them and through the media. useful in understanding range of behaviours.
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Social learning theory
undrestimates influence of biological factors - e.g bandura little referance to biologicl facotr in bobo doll when boys were more aggressive than girls explained by hormonal factors.
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SLT 3
Less determinist than behaviourist approach - we are not influenced by our external environment we exert an influenc upon it.so free will in way we behave
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cognitive approach
Machine reductionsim - ignores the influence of human emotion and motivation on cognitvie system e.g. memory is affected by emotional factors e.g. anxiety on EWT. Application to everyday life- cog. psych to abstract in nature lack external validity.
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cog approach 2
real life application- important contribution in field of artifical intelligence and thinking machines e.g. robots
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biological approach
real life application - develpment of psychoactive drugs that treat e.g. depression. Cant separate nature and nurture e.g. any similarites between twins is genetic but could be environment (nurture)
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