Classical Conditioning Explanation of Phobias

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What does the CC explanation of phobias state causes phobias?
People learning fears through asssociating from traumatic events
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What do certain stimuli, such as loud bangs, cause?
Naturally occurring fear reactions
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How is a phobia developed according to CC?
People build up an association between two stimuli
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What two stimuli are needed for association?
A neutral stimulus and an unconditioned stimulus
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How does stimulus generalisation occur?
Due to higher order conditioning and avoidance learning
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How does stimulus discrimination occur?
Person shows fear to only one specific thing
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