Seligman for BL AND M

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What did he propose the idea of?
'biological prepardness'
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What is this?
An inherited predisposition to fear certain animals
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What does research show?
animal fears are not random for example spiders and more feared than rabbits
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What does this also suggest?
Why some animal phobias occur without any traumatic experience
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How did seligman test his theory?
looked at the number of electric shocks needed to create a phobia of spiders and snakes compared to flowers
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How many shocks were needed to create a phobia of spiders?
2-4 small shocks
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Compared to how many flowers?
Larger series of shocks
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