Psychology Lecture 22, scan: 279-288
Behavior therapy, memory quiz, information processing model
How are memories acquired?
How do we remember?
Why do we forget?
o No contingency between response and reinforcement
o Relation to depression
Pet therapy and plant therapy
o Psychotherapy based on principles of classical or operant conditioning
o Problem is viewed as error or failure in learning
o Cure is to relearn
Treatment of fear
o Simple phobia
Intense irrational fear of object or situation
Patient is still in touch with reality
Fear viewed as a CR, so extinguish by repeated presentation
Patient is continuously presented with fearful object , until it no longer
produces a response
o Counter conditioning
Replace cr of fear with a more pleasant response
Identify a positive UCS – UCR
Pair the feared object with the positive UCS- UCR