Behaviourist Explanations Of Abnormality

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A01 Behaviourist Explanations Of Abnormality

Name And Outline The 3 Specific Processes For The Behaviourist Explanation Of Abnormality. (  Cheese On Socks )

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A01 Behaviourist Explanations Of Abnormality

Classical Conditioning- Behaviour is learned through Stimulus- response associations. An event in the environment ( Stimulus) results in a physiological reaction ( response) 

Operant Conditioning- Behaviour is influenced by the actions in term of + and - reinforcements. + = encouraging behaviour through reward
- = Encouraging behaviour by taking away unpleasantness.

Social Learning Theory- Observe behaviour, able to recall in detail, have ability  to replicate and if motivated by reinforcements we will imitate and repeat.  

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A01 Behaviourist Explanations Of Abnormality

Explain In Detail Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning and The Social Learning Theory.

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A01 Behaviourist Explanations Of Abnormality

Before Conditioning
Loud Noise ( Uncond Stimulus)--------->Fear Crying
White Rat (Neutral Stimulus)------------> No Fear Response
During Conditioning
Loud Noise(UCS)---------------------------> Fear Crying
White Rat(NS) ------------------------------>Fear Crying 
After Conditioning
White Rat ( Conditioned Stimulus)---> Fear Crying---> Leads To Phobia
Operant Conditioning 
+ E.G
Suffering for depression, Took them out, Positive reinforcement encourage depression.- E.G Phobia of Lifts,- reinforcement making them walk up stairs take away having to use lift, still reinforcing lift Phobia  
Social Learning Theory 
If someone has observed violent or destructive behaviour, they may imitate this behaviour and therefore become violent and destructive themselves. 

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A01 Behaviourist Explanations Of Abnormality

Apply Classical Conditioning To The Explanation Of Phobias.

Operant Conditioning Can Explain Some Psychological Disorders Such As Antisocial Personality Disorder- How ?

How can Social Learning Theory Best Explain Some Other Phobia Or Disorders ?

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A01 Behaviourist Explanations Of Abnormality

Apply Classical Conditioning To Explanation Of Phobias

How can operant conditioning  

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