What is the behaviourist approach in psychology? What are the main assumptions? Where have the ideas been applied and what are the strengths and weaknesses?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 5:09 pm ad1c9bdddf
THE BEHAVIOURIST APPROACH IN PSYCHOLOGY
Watson developed the behaviourist approach in 1913; the movement began when Watson wrote his famous article 'Psychology as the behaviourist views it'. Other pioneers of the behaviourist approach include Thorndike and Skinner. The behaviourist approach attempts to explain virtually all behaviour and dominated experimental psychology up until the 1950's.
This approach was influenced by the philosophy of empiricism (this philosophy argues that knowledge comes from the environment via the senses, humans are a 'tabula rasa' (blank slate at birth). The movement has also been influenced by the physical sciences.
1). Behaviour is learnt from the environment after birth
2). Freewill is an illusion
3). The environment determines behaviour (thus we are a total of our past experiences)
4). Nurture and not nature
5). Only observable behaviour should be studied, there is no point in studying the mind (as people may lie, not know etc)
6). Psychology is a science and thus scientific methods that are objective should only be used to study behaviour
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Compare and contrast how motivational techniques in different countries influence the approach to training. What are some examples that support your answer? Support your responses with Peer Reviewed articles. Please use the attached reference labled DQ 1.
Suarez, J., & Fernandez, A. (2011). A Model of How Motivational Strategies Related to the Expectative Component Affect Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies. Electronic Journal Of Research In Educational Psychology, 9(2), 641-658.
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Scagliotti, G., & Mujtaba, B. (2010). Take a bow: culturally preparing expatriates for doing business in Japan. Journal Of Comprehensive Research, 856-72.