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Short answer: Behaviorism treats the human brain/mind like a black box whose internal processes cannot be known. As such, behaviorists claim that it only makes sense to study the association between a given stimulus and the behavioral output it produces. Cognitivists, on the other hand, examine internal mental processes (attention, executive control, ...


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There is no known specific process or part of the human brain which, when activated, causes the person to daydream, engage in fantasy or come up with ideas that are far from common reality. Instead, imagination is a broad-based activity which involves and overlaps with many brain regions and cognitive processes. The cognitive neuroscientific basis of ...


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Behaviorism is the idea that psychology should be limited to what it can directly observe: behavior and the stimuli that drive behavior. A behaviorist approach to studying a psychological phenomenon would be based on studying observable behaviors and the observable things that cause those behaviors. Behaviorist explanations of the phenomenon would not rely ...


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Q: What is the reason for people to implicitly trust their peers in extreme (or not) situations? Reliance is basically the dependence or trust in someone, to each lies a limited capability of being relied on due to our limited capacity as human beings. What I'm trying to imply is that your friend might have been able to consciously lead you across the ...


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"Contingent" means "dependent upon". See the first definition of http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/contingent?s=t The reason the second definition there (which is the one you are thinking of) has the same word is because if B is contingent on A, then B is not for sure going to happen. B will only happen if A does.


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Is association, conditioning, and symbolic learning the same thing? Conditioning (both classical and operant), memory, and others mentioned in the question are considered examples (types) of association by associationism, a school of philosophy in psychology that suggests that all mental processes may be based on similar or proximal mental states. ...


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It sounds like rational behaviour (i.e., it is not a cognitive bias). Monitoring generally creates a closer link between behaviour and social consequences (either rewards or punishments). A huge number of theories capture ideas about how the social context influences behaviour (e.g., social norms). In the work context, you could look at ideas around ...



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