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What are the assumptions of the cognitive approach

Thought processes can be studied scientifically
Mind works like a computer

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What's schema

Collection of ideas about a person or situation formed through experience and which helps individual to understand and predict the world around them

We see our own versions of reality

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Why do we believe our mind works like a computer

Processes info
Input ( data vs senses)
Output (printout vs behaviour)
Memory

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Evaluation of the cognitive approach

Laboratory experiments so lacks validity

Use of models can be seen as over simplifying complex processes

Critiqued for comparing people to computers - seeing ppl as mechanistic and lacking free will

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WHATS COGNITIVTE NEUROSCIENCE

mapping human behaviour to brain function