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PSY 505 Classic Behavioral Theory Blog Questions and Instructions 1 ST Review PPT Then Respond to Team A questions on vista Each team has four questions to discuss within the blog function in VISTA. Before beginning your discussions please review the PowerPoint slideshow I have posted in VISTA on the homepage . To post in the blog: Click on the Discussions link at the left of the VISTA home page. You will see a blog title (e.g., Team A Questions for Blog 2/1/11). Click on the title for your team.(If you can’t remember what team you are on, there is a list posted on the VISTA course home page). A description will appear (which is just the questions listed below). Click on the Create Message button to post to the blog. o You need to enter a subject line. It doesn’t matter what, but your team should be consistent (e.g., Team A Response 1). o Type your response into the message field. o Then click the Post button. This is not a chat function. You will not get an immediate response from team members unless they are also online at the same time. I will be monitoring posts periodically throughout the time frame for the activity. Time frame for activity: Activity start: immediately Activity end: Friday 2/4 at 8:00 PM Team A Questions 1. Create a human example to interpret Miller’s (1948) finding. That is, in which types of situations can humans be placed to create the same effect? How does this affect their motivation ? Since the rats in the experiment conducted by Miller (1948) the rats experienced a painful electric shock when they were exposed to a particular situation (being in placed in a white compartment), the stimuli they associated with that situation (white compartment) became capable of eliciting the same emotional response even in the absence of the electric shock. An example of when a similar effect may be observed in a human could be when a person is discharged from drug addiction treatment and returns to a location where they had frequently abused drugs prior to entering treatment. The certain features of the environment may have the ability to produce a strong emotional response in the person without drugs being present. o if an individual had a traumatic experience as a child at a basketball game and when attending a basketball game as an adults and stimuli that the individual associated with the events such as XXX may cause the individual to experience an emotional response even in the absence of trauma. o
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Another example would be Miller (1948), who postulated that emotional reactions become associated with previously neutral stimuli by the action of drive reduction. The emotional reactions give rise to immediate sensory feedback, having both cue and drive properties. Thus the “acquired drive state” is a complex of emotional reactions and then correlated perceptual events. The same effect may be elicited among humans in situations that an individual m
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