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could someone give me a simple definition without all the scientific terminology??
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could someone give me a simple definition without all the scientific terminology??
In psychology, it basically means that abnormality (mental illness) is a result of a faulty thoughts, which results in faulty feelings, which results in faulty behaviours. Psychologists who support the cognitive approach will believe that abnormality can be cured by changing the faulty thoughts by a therapist showing the person that their thoughts are irrational/unrealistic (e.g. In CBT)
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In psychology, it basically means that abnormality (mental illness) is a result of a faulty thoughts, which results in faulty feelings, which results in faulty behaviours. Psychologists who support the cognitive approach will believe that abnormality can be cured by changing the faulty thoughts by a therapist showing the person that their thoughts are irrational/unrealistic (e.g. In CBT)
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In psychology, it basically means that abnormality (mental illness) is a result of a faulty thoughts, which results in faulty feelings, which results in faulty behaviours. Psychologists who support the cognitive approach will believe that abnormality can be cured by changing the faulty thoughts by a therapist showing the person that their thoughts are irrational/unrealistic (e.g. In CBT)
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That‘s highly misleading. 1) Not all abnormalities are mental illnesses 2) That's more about the cognitive approach to explaining mental illnesses/disorders and cognitive treatments, not the approach itself.
3) It doesn't just explain negative behaviours, but positive ones such as schemes (central to the cognitive approach) e.g. babies are born with simple motor schema for innate behaviours such as sucking and grasping. The idea that our perception/info is developed through experience.

To sum up, the approach is basically the study of internal mental processes (thoughts) and isn't only specific to psychopathology.
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That‘s highly misleading. 1) Not all abnormalities are mental illnesses 2) That's more about the cognitive approach to explaining mental illnesses/disorders and cognitive treatments, not the approach itself.
3) It doesn't just explain negative behaviours, but positive ones such as schemes (central to the cognitive approach) e.g. babies are born with simple motor schema for innate behaviours such as sucking and grasping. The idea that our perception/info is developed through experience.

To sum up, the approach is basically the study of internal mental processes (thoughts) and isn't only specific to psychopathology.
My explanation was specifically related to psychopathology as that is what is required for the majority of current A level specifications, including the one I sat. (A level being the stage at which I assumed OP is studying at, as a degree student is highly unlikely to ask this question).
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