Psychological Approaches

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what is the main assumption of the cognitive approach?
the main assumption is that behaviour can be explained by how the mind works. Mental processes.
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what experimental method do cognitive researchers prefer?
the experimental method. it allows high levels of control and manipulation is then made easier.
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what other methods might they use?
self reports. as the only way to find out how or what a person is thinking or feeling is to ask them.
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what mental processes does the cognitive approach study?
thinking, problem-solving, memory, language, perception
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how do we see mental processes?
we do not, we only see them displayed through behaviour.
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name the studies in this approach?
Loftus and Palmer, Baron-Cohen, Savage Rumbaugh
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what did Loftus and Palmer study?
the effects of leading questions on memory of an event.
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what did Baron-Cohen study?
autism and how it could effect cognitive processes.
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what did Savage Rumbaugh study?
whether chimps were born with the ability to acquire language or whether they developed it.
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