Unformatted text preview: concerned with how behaviors are learned and reinforced. Behavioral principles are often applied in mental health settings, where therapists and counselors use these techniques to explain and treat a variety of illnesses. • Cognitive Perspective- Focuses on mental processes such as memory, thinking, problem solving, language and decision making. The core focus of cognitive psychology is on how people acquire, process, and store information. Often referred to as the cognitive revolution. This period generated considerable research including processing models, cognitive research methods, and the first use of the term “cognitive psychology”. Unlike behaviorism, which focuses only on observable behaviors, cognitive psychology is concerned with internal mental states....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11