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The one thing i truly struggle with is getting my head around the cognitive approach. Can anybody here give me the most simple and easy to understand summary of the cognitive approach - it would be a massive help.
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From memory (so you may want to double check):

Arose with the development of computers in the 1950s and 1960s. Compared the mind to a computer (computer analogy) in that it has input, transformation, and output. The transformation includes processes like memory and thinking, so it allows for a degree of free will. Some criticise this because it's machine reductionism; computers don't have emotions and don't get tired so it's not a perfect analogy.

Models such as the multi-store model of memory can be produced because of this approach.

Schema also play a big role. They're sets of beliefs and expectations that affect our perceptions. Examples of this include the rat-man experiment (participants split into groups and were shown either people or animals, then when presented with an ambiguous picture they would see a man or a rat respectively), and skipping over the second "the" if you read a sentence including "the the".

Is this enough?
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