Atypical Behaviour Definitions

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Atypical Behaviour Unit

AcrophobiaA fear of heights, especially with the potential of falling.

AgoraphobiaA fear of being in situations where escape may be difficult, or help wouldn't be available if things go wrong.

Arachnophobia: The specific fear of spiders and other arachnids, such as scorpions.

Atypical behaviour: A behaviour which is considered abnormal, usually because it applies to a minority of people.

Classical conditioning: Learning through association.

Conditioned response: A responses that is learnt, it occurs when the conditioned stimulus is present.

Conditioned stimulus: A new stimulus presented with the UCS.

Discrimination: Conditioned response is only produced when the specific conditioned stimulus presented.

Evolution: How a species


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