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What is the main assumption of this approach?
That all behaviour is learnt and shaped by our environment
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What type of behaivour does learning approch focus on?
Observable behaiviours
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What doers learning approcah say about unconcious forces and thje investigation of mrntal processes?
It says theyre are unscientific and abstract therefore unabble to measure
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This approach argies that in order for Psychology to be scientific it shoul focus on what ? rather than?
Behaviour that can be objectivley measured rather than things like cognitive processes which can only be inferred.
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Describe this key assumption "Born As A Blank Slate"
To begin with the human mind is an emty vessel with only a few natural instincts at birth(Tubula Rasa) 1.) All behaiviours are learnt from the environment 2.) This approch rejects that behaivour is determined by biological causes.
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Describe this key assumption of the approach " Mind is a Black Box"
The mind is a black box which we cannot access. 1.) Sees no point in studyong something you cannot see as these are abstract cocepts and very hard to measure. 2.) Each of the theories use the stimulus response relationship in explaining behaivour.
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Describe this key assumption " Only Study Observable Behaiviour"
As it is scientific Psychology the Learning approach believes we should only study observable behaivour. 1.) Therefore it only studies overt behaviours and the stimuli that cause them. 2.) It can be objectivley measured unlike cognitive which can onl
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Describe this Key assumption " Animals and Humans Learn In Similar Ways"
The approach uses laboratory experiments on humans and animals in order to investigate behaiviour. 1.) lab experiments are used because they have high control meaning clear cause and effect which are needed for conclusions with high validity of expla
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Observable behaiviours

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What type of behaivour does learning approch focus on?

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It says theyre are unscientific and abstract therefore unabble to measure

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Behaviour that can be objectivley measured rather than things like cognitive processes which can only be inferred.

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To begin with the human mind is an emty vessel with only a few natural instincts at birth(Tubula Rasa) 1.) All behaiviours are learnt from the environment 2.) This approch rejects that behaivour is determined by biological causes.

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