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(Kazdin, 2000). To explain human behaviour an updated perspective is needed and not one convention is 100 right. The best approach is to take a little from each (McIerney 1998). Behaviourism was extremely influential in the early.
This interest developed into the psychological theory of behaviourism. (McInerney, 1998) Behaviourists believe that behaviour is simply learned habits and reactions humans and animals and personality merely a collection of these habits. Therefore the goal of behaviourism.
This is achieved by associating a negative stimulus with the 'pleasurable' one in order to recondition the behaviour of like to hate in response to the stimulus. This therapy is useful in smoking habits; alcoholism and drug.
The purpose of this is that the subject focuses so much on this that they are literally flooded with these great fears. Because the subject is thinking so much about this fear, the stimulus loses it potential.
Level of analysis The Level of Analysis (AO2; critical evaluation) is not measured here. AO1 (knowledge and understanding) is, and so that will be marked instead. The candidates knowledge of behaviourism covers everything it needs to in.
Even though it is outdated behaviourism is still an interesting convention of psychology and can still be useful in explaining behaviour and treating behaviour problems.read more. The above preview is unformatted text.