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PSYB45

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 24: Fear and anxiety reduction procedures First, problems involving fear and anxiety are described in terms of operant and respondent behaviours. Next, procedures used to treat these problems are discussed. These procedures are based on principles of operant and respondent conditioning. Fear: composed of both operant and respondent behaviour. Person is afraid of a particular stimulus or stimulus situation. Person experiences unpleasant bodily responses, autonomic nervous system arousal. Anxiety: bodily responses(automatic arousal) that are called respondent behaviours. It is an establishing operation that makes it more likely that the person will engage in escape or avoidance behaviour at that time. Example: fear of dogs o Running away from a dog or avoiding places where dogs are located -- operant behavior o Rapid heart rate, increased muscle tension and other bodily responses are elicited by the sight of a dog -- respondent behavior Procedure to reduce fear and
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