Atypical Behaviour Buzzwords

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Typical Behaviour
A behaviour which is considered normal, usually because it applies to the majority of people
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Atypical Behaviour
A behaviour which is considered abnormal, usually because it applies to the minority of people
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Phobia
An atypical fear response, given to an object or simulation
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Agoraphobia
An extreme fear of being in public spaces away from the safety of the home.
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School phobia
An extreme fear of attending and being in school.
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Social phobia
An extreme fear of being exposed or embaressed during social contact.
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Acrophobia
An extreme fear of heights
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Arachnophobia
An extreme fear of spiders
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Behaviourists
A group of psychologists who believe that human behaviours are learnt rather than natural
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Classical Conditioning
Learning by association, so that certain stimuli are associated with certain responses
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Unconditioned response (UCR)
A response which is natural and doesnt need to be learnt.
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Unconditioned stimulus (UCS)
Something that triggers a natural (unconditioned) response
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Neutral stimulus (NS)
Something that would not normally trigger a reaction
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Conditioned stimulus (CS)
Something that triggers a learnt response; something we have been conditioned to respond to.
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Conditioned response (CR)
A response which has a been learnt (or conditioned through association)
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Operant conditioning
Learning by consequences.If the consequences of an action are rewarding, we learn to do it again. However if the consequeces are negative, we tend not to repeat the actions
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Evolutionary Theory
the theory that animals have evolved over time and instinctively behave in ways that allow them to survive and reproduce.
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A behaviour which is considered abnormal, usually because it applies to the minority of people

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An atypical fear response, given to an object or simulation

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An extreme fear of being in public spaces away from the safety of the home.

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