AQA Psychology (A-Level) - Approaches - The Behaviourist Approach
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Psychologist renowned primarily for his work in classical conditioning, and his infamous 'dogs' experiment.
The Behaviourist approach is only interested in studying behavior that can be...
Observed and measured
Not concerned with
Investigating mental processes of the mind
Example of a Behaviourist
John B. Watson
Why did Watson reject introspection in 1913?
It involved too many concepts that were vague and difficult to measure.
What have Behaviourists tried to do?
Maintain more objectivity and control in their research, relying on lab experiments to achieve this.
What two types of learning have Behaviourists identified?
Classical conditioning and operant conditioning
Learning through association
Learning through reinforcement
Studies behavior that can be observed and measured.
Rejected too many vague and immeasurable concepts.
Lab experiment to achieve objectivity and control.
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