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What does the behaviourist approach aim to do?

Explain how we think and behave in terms of learnt responses

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What was the behaviourist approach the dominant psychological approach?

1913 - late 1950s

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What is the main assumption of the behaviourist approach?

All behaviour is learned from the environment after birth

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What do behaviourist a argue psychology should study and why?

Only study observable behaviour as this is the only way human behaviour can be measured in a scientific way

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What is the behaviourist approach?

A nurture approach

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Why is the behaviourist approach a nurture approach?

It explains behaviour in terms of learnt responses

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Why is the behaviourist approach a scientific approach?

You study observable behaviour

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Why a does the behaviourist approach provide?

A psychological explanation for behaviour

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Is the behaviourist approach deterministic?

Yes it is environmentally deterministic

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What does it mean that the behaviourist approach is environmentally deterministic?

You have no control over your behaviour, it is purely the result of your environment

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