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Cognition -vs- Behaviorism
November 28, 2008
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Please write to me and tell me how it was that cognition became associated with "behaviorism." I do know that when behaviorism first started in history, they wanted no part of mental processing. Behaviorsts wanted to study stimulus-response behavior only. When and why did cognition enter the scene? And when were they grouped together as one approach?

November 28, 2008
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I dont' really know but my therapist is what's known as a cognitive behaviorist. she gets us to think about behavior and what the causes are.
It has been so long since I studied pure pyschology. All I remeber is a word: conditioned response.

November 29, 2008
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A quick surf on "Origins of Cognitive Behavioral Theraphy"(CBT)resulted in:

"The first discrete, intentionally therapeutic approach to CBT to be developed was Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), which was originated by Albert Ellis, Ph.D. in the mid-1950's. Ellis developed his approach in reaction to his disliking of the in-efficient and in-directive nature of Psychoanalysis. The philosophic origins of RET go back to the Stoic philosophers, including Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. Epictetus wrote in The Enchiridion, "Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them." The modern psychotherapist most influential to the development of RET was Alfred Adler (who developed Individual Psychology). Adler, a neo-Freudian, stated, "I am convinced that a person's behavior springs from his ideas." Ellis was also influenced by behaviorists, such as John Dollard, Neal Miller, and Joseph Wolpe, and George Kelly (psychology of personal constructs)."

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