Behaviourist perspective

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Focus?
Behaviour is affected by the environment.
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3 processes of learning?
Classic conditioning, Operant conditioning, Social Learning theory.
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Strengths?
Allows us to focus on role of environment in learning so adds to nurture side of nature-nurture debate.
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Strength?
It has useful practical applications to parents, teachers, managers etc
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Weakness?
It ignores the role of biology and cognition in how we think & behave, therefore is reductionist in its explanation.
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Weakness?
By wanting to carry out scientific controlled research in lab settings, the research can lack ecological validity.
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Main assumption?
all behaviour is learnt from the environment.
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Implication?
we should study behaviour in a controlled & scientifc way to measure how behaviour changes due to different environments.
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Similarity?
Bandura & Ross, and G used snapshot research method.
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Difference?
SR smaller sample than G.
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