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Ch 4: Behavioral & Cognitive Approaches

About This Chapter

The Behavioral & Cognitive Approaches chapter of this Psychotherapy Approaches: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master behavioral and cognitive approaches. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of behavioral and cognitive approaches.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering behavioral and cognitive approaches will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about behavioral and cognitive approaches. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding behavioral and cognitive approaches
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about pyschology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about behavioral and cognitive approaches
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Behavioral & Cognitive Approaches chapter exam.

Why It Works

  • Study Efficiently:Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn:Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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  • Study With Flexibility:Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a behavioral and cognitive approaches unit of a standard college psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • The behavioral model of abnormal functioning
  • Classical conditioning and desensitization
  • Pavlov and the development of classical conditioning
  • The contributions of Edward Thorndike
  • Evaluating the behavioral/learning model of psychotherapy
  • The cognitive model of abnormal functioning
  • Common cognitive treatment approaches
  • Operant conditioning
  • Evaluating the cognitive model of psychotherapy
  • Cognitive and cognitive-behavioral therapies
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Behavioral and cognitive assessments

16 Lessons in Chapter 4: Behavioral & Cognitive Approaches
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

1. The Behavioral Model and Abnormal Functioning

What causes mental illness? Why do some people have psychological problems, while others don't? In this lesson, we'll look at one theory of abnormal psychology, the behavioral model.

Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

2. Common Behavioral Treatments: Classical Conditioning and Desensitization

When someone is suffering from a psychological disorder, they have many options as far as treatment goes. In this lesson, we'll look at aspects of behavioral therapy, including conditioning, counterconditioning, and desensitization.

Ivan Pavlov and Classical Conditioning: Theory, Experiments & Contributions to Psychology

3. Ivan Pavlov and Classical Conditioning: Theory, Experiments & Contributions to Psychology

Ivan Pavlov and his theory of classical conditioning had a profound impact on the understanding of human behavior. This lesson explains classical conditioning and Pavlov's contributions to psychology.

Edward Thorndike: Puzzle Box & Explanation

4. Edward Thorndike: Puzzle Box & Explanation

The significance of Thorndike's Puzzle Box is that learning can occur through trial and error. It showed that the connection between stimulus and response is not always obvious and may need to be discovered through trial and error.

Assessing the Behavioral/Learning Model in Psychotherapy

5. Assessing the Behavioral/Learning Model in Psychotherapy

Behavioral therapy is a popular way to treat certain psychological disorders. But how well does it work? And is it the best choice? In this lesson, we'll explore the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral model of abnormality.

The Cognitive Model in Psychology and Abnormal Functioning

6. The Cognitive Model in Psychology and Abnormal Functioning

Everyone has thoughts and beliefs. But how do those thoughts affect your mental health? In this lesson, we'll seek an answer to that question in the cognitive model of abnormal psychology and look closer at the A-B-C theory of processing.

Common Cognitive Treatments and Therapy

7. Common Cognitive Treatments and Therapy

How do you treat someone who thinks or acts in a negative way? In this lesson, we'll look at what cognitive behavioral therapy is and the six phases in CBT.

Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

8. Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples

How do we adapt our behaviors to our advantage? Can we learn from punishment and reward? With operant conditioning, our behaviors are shaped based off the responses we get from them.

Assessing the Cognitive Model in Psychology: Strengths and Weaknesses

9. Assessing the Cognitive Model in Psychology: Strengths and Weaknesses

The cognitive model of abnormality blames a person's thoughts for their psychological problems. But what makes it better than other psychological models? In this lesson, we'll look at the strengths and limitations of the cognitive model.

Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

10. Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

Thought processes, emotions, and behaviors - oh my! Does the way we process information affect our emotional health and reactions to the world around us?

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques

11. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques

What do you get when you take Albert Ellis and have him merge cognitive techniques with behaviorism? Why REBT, of course! Learn more about the application of rational emotive behavior therapy in this lesson.

Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

12. Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Sometimes, faulty thought and behavior patterns cause psychological problems. To uncover the cause of the problems, some psychologists use cognitive and behavioral assessments. We'll look closer at those types of assessments and how they are used.

Evidence-Based Practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

13. Evidence-Based Practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and evidence-based practice (EBP). We'll look at the ways that CBT is classified as evidence-based using examples throughout the lesson.

What is Sports Psychology? - Definition & History

14. What is Sports Psychology? - Definition & History

In this lesson, you will learn the definition and the history of sports psychology. The lesson will focus on five functions of a sports psychologist, which include assisting players with performance, stress, recovery, consistency in workouts, and enjoyment of the game.

Coleman Griffith & Sports Psychology

15. Coleman Griffith & Sports Psychology

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of sport psychology and learn about the father of sport psychology, Coleman Griffith. You will learn about the accolades that Griffith has received, his achievements, his failures, and his famous writings. You will learn about his personal life and career.

Cognitive Intervention: Definition & Examples

16. Cognitive Intervention: Definition & Examples

Sometimes people need someone to help pull them out of psychological difficulties. In this lesson, we explore the definition and some examples of cognitive intervention, a direct approach used to help people change the way they think and behave.

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