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Al and Psychology

The objectives of Al and psychology overlap. Both aim to understand the mental processes that underpin human and animal behaviour. Psychologists in the late 1950s began to abandon the idea that Behaviourism was the only scientific route to understanding humans.

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Instead of restricting the object of study to stimulus-response relationships, those who abandoned Behaviourism began to consider internal "mentalistic" processes, such as memory, learning and reasoning, as a valid set of concepts for explaining why humans act intelligently.


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