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PSYC36 Class 3

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC36H3
Professor
Amanda Uliaszek
Semester
Winter

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Behavior TherapyLearning theoryLearningA relatively enduring change in behaviorIt occurs when animals benefit from experience so that their behavior is better adapted to the environmentWhy would learning theory be important in psychotherapy Classical Conditioning Classical ConditioningAcquisitionContiguitybond together in timeStimulus generalizationJohn WatsonExtinctionPresentation of feared stimulus without the occurrence of the feared responseHabituationExtinction is the key element used in behavioral therapy For example when the dog is presented with the sound of the bell but no food the conditioned response the salivating will disappear Habituation is when your brain and your body gets habituated to the repeated stimulus Panic disorder with agoraphobia is a simple example of classical conditioning A big fear with agoraphobia is the fear of a panic attack Operant ConditioningBF SkinnerLaw of effectBehaviors leading to a satisfying outcome are likely to reoccur
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