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Behavioral approach is based on the concept of explaining one’s behaviors through observation. The idea behind this approach is that the environment is the one that contributes to the different behaviors of individuals. Behaviorists assume that one can understand other people’s behaviors through observing. The behavioral approach contrasts with the cognitive or social approach. The cognitive approach focuses on the way one can explain the disorders and behaviors through the cognitive processes. It explores the internal mental processes and the way people perceive, memorize, believe and solve problems. Cognitive is psychology that is relative to human behaviors that focuses on the way people think and such thought processes that affect their way of behaviors (Philosophy 2014). All human beings have behavioral habits. Some of the most talked about behavioral habits are smoking, drinking and/or drug abuse. Fortunately, for me, I don’t possess any of these negative behavioral habits. One of my behavioral habits, which I find can be a negative behavior, is shopping. My desire to go shopping is usually sparked by an uncontrollable urge. I believe my behavioral habit to go shopping was brought on by childhood experiences. As a child, I grew up poor and had to endure relentless teasing from other children because I wore old clothes and hand-me-downs from my older siblings. As I became an adult and a wage earner, I also found myself becoming a compulsive shopper. I would buy a lot of name-brand clothes items, shoes, handbags, etc. It didn’t matter to me that my wages could not support the expensive taste I was beginning to acquire. Nonetheless, I continued in my shopaholic ways. As a wife, my behavioral habit of shopping has had a negative effect on my relationship with my husband. It is the reason for many of the arguments and disagreements which take place between…...

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