PGS 315, Lec 8 (Cognitive Approach)

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The Cognitive Approach Focus: Thought process
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The Computer Metaphor Information Processor (tuning test) Computers carry out their tasks according to a specially  written program, or algorithms… metaphor implies that  there Is similarity between these algorithms and the way  people think The Turing Test showing limitation:  Basically, a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent  behavior… metaphor doesn’t really pan out because humans  aren’t necessarily programmed like computers  
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George Kelly light Raised in a religious community Had a reputation as an “orator” in college Didn’t have kids Undergrad was in physics and math, but debated  often in college which switches his focus to social  issues
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George Kelly Personal constructs – beliefs about the world in general E.g.: people are generally trustworthy and kind Supposed to “predict the future” and give the user a template for dealing  with people in life People like those that share their personal contracts Fundamental postulate –Kelly’s main theory They literally SEE THE WORLD through their personal constructs Psychological problems – arise when personal constructs are too  inflexible Primary goal of cognitive therapy: Change /develop constructs that are more conducive to real life
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Ablert Ellis Jewish, raised in NY Emotionally distant relationship with parents, cared  for siblings Worked to help family survive Great Depression
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course PGS 315 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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PGS 315, Lec 8 (Cognitive Approach) - TheCognitiveApproach...

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