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Humanistic Approach

Humanistic Approach

... approach in psychology developed in the 1960s and 70s in the United States as a response to the continual struggle between behavioral theorists and cognitive psychologists. The humanists brought in a new perspective, believing that the ...

Behavioral Approach

Behavioral Approach

... approach is based on the concept of explaining behavior through observation, and the belief that our environment is what causes us to behave differently or suffer illnesses. The main categories of behaviorism are:   Classical ...

Cognitive Approach

Cognitive Approach

... approach in psychology is a relatively modern approach to human behaviour that focuses on how we think. It assumes that our thought processes affect the way in which we behave. In contrast, other approaches take other ...

Psychodynamic Approach

Psychodynamic Approach

... on our approach to addressing psychological issues. Through his psychodynamic theory of the psyche, Sigmund Freud asserted that our behavior and the mental issues that we suffer can be traced beyond our conscious self-control - that our ...

Evaluation of the Biological Approach

Evaluation of the Biological Approach

... approach in psychology is highly reductionist in its approach to the complexity of human behavior and emotion. Reducing our feelings and reactions to robot-like behavior is not only unethical, it also ignores the factors in our every day ...

Sociocultural Approach

Sociocultural Approach

... approach   A common method of explaining what makes and defines us as individuals is the application of sociocultural approach. This approach emphasizes the influence of the society that we living on our learning ...

Evolutionary Approach in Psychology

Evolutionary Approach in Psychology

... approach (also referred to as "evolutionary psychology") involves the study of our cognitive processes and behavior with the view that they too have been altered over millions of years to help us to reproduce. Evolutionary ...

Biological Approach

Biological Approach

... to other approaches Key assumptions of the approach Evaluation of the Biological Approach The biological approach in psychology is highly respected among psychologists but its reductionist, over-simplistic approach to human nature means ...

Behavioral Psychology

Behavioral Psychology

Articles on behaviorism in psychology, including an overview of the behavioral approach branches of behaviorism, theories and treatments using behavioral psychology

Biological Psychology

Biological Psychology

... approach. We'll look at the structure and functions of the brain, how biological approaches explain illnesses and more: The Biological Approach Read an outline and evaluation of the biological approach in psychology: ...


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