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What are the studies within the approach?

-Baren Cohen
-Loftus&Palmer
-Sauvage Rumbaugh

1

What are the assumptions?

-Internal mental processes such as memory, thinking, reasoning, problem solving and language are important features in influencing behaviour

2

What are the strengths?

-Favours the scientific method using lab exp= cause and effect

-Quantitative data= easier to compare and test for reliability

-Help explain behaviour and have practical applications in real life

3

What are the weaknesses?

-lab exp= low in ecological v and higher demand characteristics

-tends to ignore social, motivational and emotional factors and assumes that man is rational

-mental processes are private and can be difficult to reveal in non-experimental research

4

What is a similarity and difference between L&P and Baren Cohen?

SIMILARITY=
-both DV= test scores/answers
-low ecological v as lab exp

DIFFERENCE=
-L&P low population validity as students
-Baren Cohen= control group so higher

5

What is a similarity and difference between L&P and Savage Rumbaugh?

SIMILARITY=
-concurrent validity

DIFFERENCE=
-Baren Cohen a lab exp so demand characteristics and low eco v
-Savage Rumbaugh a field exp

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What is a similarity and difference between Baren Cohen and Savage Rumbaugh?

SIMILARITY=
-formal standardised testing procedure

DIFFERENCE=
-Baren Cohen the IV is gender/condition of the PP
-Savage Rumbaugh= consistent use of PPs across 17 months