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What are the assumptions of the cognitive approach?
Behaviour is the result of mental processes; Mental processes occur in a similar way to a computer (Perception, process, output); Behaviour is soft deterministic; How we think is central to explaining how we behave
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What are the assumptions of the individual differences approach?
Investigates differences among individuals not similarities; Focuses on abnormalities and normalities; People can be categorised; Measure differences;
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What are the assumptions of the social approach?
Behaviour is caused by can individuals interactions with individuals and groups; Many types of social interactions (prejudice, attraction, conformity); Behaviour is socially determined rather than biologically (nurture);
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What are the assumption of the developmental approach?
Behaviour changes over time; Behaviour changes fastest during childhood; Development in childhood has long term effect on behaviour; More holistic (encompasses cognitive, social and physiological explanations); recognised Life span approach
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What are the assumptions of the behaviourist perspective?
Learning occurs through life experiences (external process); Focuses on children and animals; Three sub strands of behaviourism: Operant conditioning, classical conditioning and social learning theory
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