Systematic desensitisation

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  • Created on: 14-11-17 21:25

Systematic desensitisation is a behavioural therapy designed to gradually reduce phobic anxiety through the principle of classical conditioning

  • Counter-conditioning: a new response to the phobic stimulus is learned as the phobic stimulus is paired with relaxation instead of anxiety 
  • Reciprocal inhibitiation: it is impossible to be afraid and relaxed at the same time so one emotion prevents the other 
  • The anxiety hierarchyput

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Systematic desensitisation

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 14-11-17 21:25

Systematic desensitisation is a behavioural therapy designed to gradually reduce phobic anxiety through the principle of classical conditioning

  • Counter-conditioning: a new response to the phobic stimulus is learned as the phobic stimulus is paired with relaxation instead of anxiety 
  • Reciprocal inhibitiation: it is impossible to be afraid and relaxed at the same time so one emotion prevents the other 
  • The anxiety hierarchyput

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