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1

Name one strength of the behaviourist approach

Classical Conditioning has led to the development of treatment for the reduction of anxiety and phobias

2

Name one weakness of the Behaviourist Approach

Skinner,s research has been given criticism because he used animals instead of humans

3

Name one strength of the Social Learning Theory

SLT increases our understanding on human behaviour. (The probability of the engagement of criminal activity increases when they are exposed to those models)

4

Name one weakness of the Social Learning Theory

Disregards other potential influences on behaviour such as gender role behaviour

5

Name one strength of the cognitive approach

The use of experimental method provides researched methods for collecting and evaluating evidence

6

Name one weakness of the cognitive approach?

The role of motivation and and emotion has been ignored.

7

Name one strength of the biological approach

Research about the effect of neurotransmitters has led to treatment of the til or neurochemical imbalance in depression.

8

Name one weakness of the biological approach

Reductionism. Does not include cognitive, emotional and cultural influence on behaviour

9

Name on strength of the Psychodynamic approach

First to demonstrate potential psychological rather than biological treatments for disorders

10

Name one weakness of the psychodynamic approach

There is no scientific evidence for psychoanalysis

11

Name one strength of the humanistic approach

Studies show teenagers who felt they were not good enough for their parents ended up disliking themselves

12

Name one weakness of the humanistic approach?

It represents an overly idealised and unrealistic view of human nature