The Cognitive approach

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What are the assumptions of the cognitive approach?
1. Looks at our internal mental processes and how they affect our behaviour such as language and memory. 2. The key to understanding people is understanding how the mind works.
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What are the strengths of the cognitive approach?
1. Controlled and scientific methods used which support psychology as a science. 2. Has many useful applications e.g. cognitive interviews, SIT.
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What are the limitations of the cognitive approach?
1. Lacks ecological validity - unrealistic. 2. Self-report methods which may cause demand characteristics and reduce validity.
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What research supports the cognitive approach?
Fisher, Kohlberg, Meichenbaum, Yochelson and Samenow, Loftus, Beck
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