the cognitive approach

what are the main assumptions of the cognitive approach
behaviour is the result of information processing within the brain brain is similiar to a computer because it encodes, stores and retrieves information as well as providing an input/ output
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outline the computer analagy
brain- central processing unit computers hardrive similiar to long-term memory of a human e.g encoding
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what are schemas
mental frameworks of ideas/ expectations that help us work out how to behave in situations where information is missing based on past experiences lead to stereotypes enables us to process lots of info quickly and stops us being ovewhelmed by enviro
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what are internal mental processes
private operations of the mind that mediate between stimulus and response memory, perception and thinking
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give one example of a theoretical model
information processing model ( same as multi-store memory model from memory)
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outline the research of bugelski and alampay (1962) the rat-man into the influence of schema on perception
two groups of ppts group 1 showed a sequence of pictures of a number of different animals group 2 same but with human faces then shown an ambigious picture of a 'arman' ppts were mor likely to percieve the picture as a r/m based on what images they
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outline the strengths of the cognitive approach
1- scientific and objective/ evidence/ validity 2- application such as cbt and csi
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outline the limitations of the cognitive approach
machine reductionism ignores the influence of emotion and motivation on an individuals behaviour and how this might affect our ability to process information
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