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JONES ­ curing Peter's phobia of rats using rabbit

AIM ­ to investigate whether a phobia in a little boy could be deconditioned and whether this would
generalise to other objects


Peter was 2 years and 10 months
He was shown a rat ­ screamed and moved away…

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Deconditioning helped to reduced generalised fears

Strength Weakness
Detailed observation over long period ­ showed Gaps between sessions were variables so
progress thoroughly ­ changes can be clearly progress could be due to time rather than the
seen deconditioning
6 people ordered the tolerance series to avoid No…


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