Classical Conditioning: Phobia treatment:
This example was used in class though not sure how reliable it is...ex: phobia of spiders, dump a ton on top of you
Is the process of extinguishing a response to a specific stimulus by reinforcing a competing, usually incompatible, response it. In the clinical setting a phobic object, such as a snake, is paired with relaxation on the basis that this is incompatible with the original response of anxiety. Associate the unconditioned response (fear) with an unconditioned stimulus which is good/enjoyable/relaxing (chocolate).