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Lecture Notes - Applied Classical Conditioning - Robert...

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Applied Classical Conditioning - Robert Ader’s conditioned taste aversion experiments o Immunosuppression: immune system of the rats was reduced to near nothing, resulting in them dying because o U.S.: drug promoting UR: nausea/stomachache C.S.: saccharin sweetener CR: anticipating nausea/avoidance + UR: immunsuppression Aversion Therapy - Goal: induce an aversion to a stimulus - At start: o CS (person or object) CR (enjoyment) Initially, person finds enjoyment/pleasure from something Pair the CS with an unpleasant US Possible US’s: o Antabuse for alcoholism o Shock for sexual offenders Stimulus generalization: instilling a distaste for all types of alcohol, not just specifically vodka/wine/etc. o Examples of CS’s Smell, flavor of alcohol Types of people to victimize Conditioned Emotional Responses - John Watson o “Little Albert” Watson made noises while this kid enjoyed playing the lab rat, kid naturally reacts with screaming and crying and such
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