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Practical applications

CC lead to the development of treatments for anxiety based disorders such as phobias. Systematic involves extinguishing a learned fear response, relaxation response fear response. Found to effective with a range of phobias

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This means that the behavioural approach can be used to

Improve the lives of people in the real world

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Scientific

Empirical method
Skinner, controlled conditions, manipulation of consequences, cause and effect.

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This means that the behavioural approach has established

Credible and accurate conclusions about the causes of behaviour, based on more than just common sense

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Limitations of animal research and animal studies

Classical and operant conditioning principle based on studies of Pavlov and skinner, tell us little of human behaviour, humans have freewill, behaviour not entirely determined by reinforcement or associations

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This means that the behavioural approach may not provide

Valid explanation of how behaviours are learnt in human beings. Can’t generalise as extrapolation is invalid

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Reductionist

Reducing it to basic level of simple reflex response to stimuli
Can’t fully understand complex behaviour without taking into account other factors such as biology or cognition

Seligman argues evolution, different survival need. Biological preparedness

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This means that the behavioural approach

Oversimplies the cause of the behaviours which may in fact may be infact may be an interaction of both nature and nurture