Cognitive Behavioral Psychology

Therapy and Development

Sir Frederic Charles Bartlett 1886-1969

Memory is influenced by cognitive schema rather than laws of association (Hergenhahn & Henley, 2014).

Jean Piaget 1896-1980

Theory stated that Interaction with ones environment becomes more complex as one grows older and gains more experience (Hergenhahn, et. al, 2014)

Noam Chomsky (1928-)

Language is generated by the brain rather than association to past experiences and therefore learned and not innate (Hergenhahn et. al, 2014).

Donald Hebb 1949

He searched for biological explanations of behavior but considered cognitive explanations important as well (Hergenhahn et. al, 2014).

Thinking of the time

Cognitive Behavioral Psychology was developed during the time of behaviorism and psychoanalysis (Hergenhahn, et. al, 2014). At this time it was believed behavior was either due to physiological causes or psychological causes (Hergenhahn et. al, 2014).