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The Emergence of Cognitivism: Reacting Against Behaviorism

The Emergence of Cognitivism: Reacting Against Behaviorism

The cognitivist perspective emerged in the mid-twentieth century as a reaction to behaviorism, which emphasized the importance of observable behavior and downplayed the role of mental processes.

Cognitivists, on the other hand, believed that mental processes could be studied and understood, and that they were critical to understanding human behavior.


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The cognitivist perspective is a psychological approach that focuses on the mental processes involved in perception, thought, and decision-making. This perspective views the mind as a complex system that processes information, and it seeks to understand how people acquire, process, and use knowledge.

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