The cognitive perspective is currently the dominant perspective of psychology, meaning more psychologists identify as cognitivists than as behaviorists, and more cognitive than behavioral research is being done. Nevertheless, both perspectives are valid, depending on the situation to which they are applied. compare the two perspectives and discuss how these two approaches can be used to bring about changes in negative behaviors and thinking.
Review the following case studies, and use them to present your work as an
Case Study 1: Tommy (Elementary/Middle School)
Case Study 2: Natasha’s Negative Thoughts
Use your conclusions, not the author’s.
In your paper, complete the following:
Describe and discuss specific theories that fall under the behaviorist perspective.
Describe and discuss specific theories that fall under the cognitive perspective.
Compare and contrast the behaviorist and cognitive perspectives.
Using the behaviorist perspective, describe how the behaviors or thinking described in the case study could be positively impacted. Then, describe whether they could also be modified using the cognitive perspective. If they cannot be modified using the cognitive perspective, pick another negative behavior that can be modified using this perspective.
Follow these guidelines for your paper:
Utilize at least 1 additional credible source to support the arguments presented in the paper. Make sure you cite it appropriately within your paper and list the reference(s) in
Be sure you use vocabulary and concepts from the behaviorist and cognitive perspectives in your examples.