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WALT:Criticise the behaviourist theory and   consider an alternative theory
Criticisms of the behaviourist theory         of atypical behaviour• One criticism of the behaviourist theory of  atypical...
Criticisms of the behaviourist theory         of atypical behaviour                      HINT       If asked in the exam t...
NAn Alternative Theory:         Evolutionary TheorySurvivalReproductionInstinctiveInnateBiological preparednessIn pairs, t...
An Alternative Theory:           Evolutionary TheoryActivity 5.7Look at the following examples of phobias. In eachcase, ex...
Plenary• With a heading of ‘an alternative theory:  Evolutionary theory’, write a paragraph to  summarise the alternative ...
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  1. 1. WALT:Criticise the behaviourist theory and consider an alternative theory
  2. 2. Criticisms of the behaviourist theory of atypical behaviour• One criticism of the behaviourist theory of atypical behaviour is……………this is a criticism because………………..• Another criticism of the behaviourist theory of atypical behaviour is……………this is a criticism because………………..Use the template provided to givetwo criticisms of the theory
  3. 3. Criticisms of the behaviourist theory of atypical behaviour HINT If asked in the exam to give a/some criticism(s)/weakness(es) of the behaviouristtheory, just remember that they are all making reference to what the theory ignores:• It ignores the thinking behind phobias• It ignores indirect experience with phobia• It ignores the role of nature in developing phobias
  4. 4. NAn Alternative Theory: Evolutionary TheorySurvivalReproductionInstinctiveInnateBiological preparednessIn pairs, think about how each of these wordslinks to evolutionary theory and how thetheory might explain phobias.
  5. 5. An Alternative Theory: Evolutionary TheoryActivity 5.7Look at the following examples of phobias. In eachcase, explain why it would be natural to fear theseobjects/situations according to the evolutionarytheory.• Fear of the dark• Fear of heights• Fear of flying• Fear of close spaces• Fear of rats
  6. 6. Plenary• With a heading of ‘an alternative theory: Evolutionary theory’, write a paragraph to summarise the alternative theory. Ensure that you include the key words discussed – a reminder of those words is below: Survival Reproduction Instinctive Innate Biological preparedness
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