Ps2 wjec aims and context

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  • Created on: 04-04-12 14:08

Gray and seligman proposed that humans are biologically prepared to frath certian animals, eg snakes, this assumption is based on three main pieces of evidence; the distribution of animals is not random, with some fears being more common than others, the age that phobias are developed is always around 4 years old, and sufferers of animal phobias often have no expierience with the animals. Seligman thought prepared fears are to aid the survival of the species.

-- Mineka foudn that wild- reared monkets showed fear of real, toy and model snakes, while lab reared monkets showed very mild responses, this suggests that fears came from environmental factors. However…


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