Flashcards in Strengths and Weaknesses of All Approaches Deck (12)
Name one strength of the behaviourist approach
Classical Conditioning has led to the development of treatment for the reduction of anxiety and phobias
Name one weakness of the Behaviourist Approach
Skinner,s research has been given criticism because he used animals instead of humans
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)
Name one weakness of the Social Learning Theory
Disregards other potential influences on behaviour such as gender role behaviour
Name one strength of the cognitive approach
The use of experimental method provides researched methods for collecting and evaluating evidence
Name one weakness of the cognitive approach?
The role of motivation and and emotion has been ignored.
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.
Name one weakness of the biological approach
Reductionism. Does not include cognitive, emotional and cultural influence on behaviour
Name on strength of the Psychodynamic approach
First to demonstrate potential psychological rather than biological treatments for disorders
Name one weakness of the psychodynamic approach
There is no scientific evidence for psychoanalysis
Name one strength of the humanistic approach
Studies show teenagers who felt they were not good enough for their parents ended up disliking themselves