Psychology approaches

Assumption of the cognitive approach
Information is taken in by our senses and is processed by our brain which directs our behaviour or at least justifies it
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Assumption of the developmental approach
It assumes that there are clearly identifiable systematic (done or acting according to a fixed plan or system) changes that occur in an individuals behaviour from concept to death
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Assumption of the individual differences approach
To understand the complexity of human behaviour we must first understand differences between people rather than commonalities
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Assumption of the social approach
Interactions will others influences a persons behaviour thinking and emotions
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Assumption of the physiological approach
All that is psychological is first physiological - as the mind resides in the brain all thoughts, feelings and behaviours ultimately have a physiological cause
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Psycho-dynamic perspective
All behaviour whether normal or abnormal is determined by the unconscious forces and drives - we have no awareness of the unconcious
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Behaviourism perspective
All behaviour is learned from the environment after birth - This is the nurture approach
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