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Question: TMA03 – PART1: ESSAY
“EVALUATE THE CONTRIBUTION OF BEHAVIOURISM TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR.” [WORD COUNT: 1096]


TMA03 – PART 2: DE100 PROJECT REPORT – METHOD
“WRITE THE METHOD SECTION OF YOUR DE100 PROJECT REPORT.”
[WORD COUNT: 598]


TMA03 – PART 3: REFLECTIVE COMPONENT
“REFLECT ON YOUR WRITING SKILLS AND CONSIDER HOW THEY ARE DEVELOPING AS YOU PROGRESS THROUGH THE MODULE.”
[WORD COUNT: 101]


DE100 Investigating psychology 1
Monday 30th July 2018

Answer: TMA03 – PART 1: The behaviourist approach has a rudimentary assumption that all behaviour is based on the principal of ‘determinism’ which is the confidence that things that happen, including human behaviour, is determined by past events (Toates, 2012 p.173). This means that behaviour is learned through experiences an individual has experienced in their environment. There is also a dispute between different behaviourists whether behaviour is learnt better using positive or negative reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is when a subject behaves correctly, and we reward them, with a sweet for example. A strength of this is that the individual will replicate the act again, but a limitation is that the individual will assume the same reward to be the end result every time. Negative reinforcement is if a subject does something bad we discourage the behaviour, by shouting for example. A...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DE100 Investigating psychology 1
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1794
  • Date submitted: August 09, 2018
  • Date written: July, 2018
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8477

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