behavioral therapies associated with classical conditioning

Some therapies associated with classical conditioning are aversion therapy, systematic desensitization and flooding.

– Aversion therapy attempts to associate an unpleasant CR, such as nausea, with stimuli associated with unwanted behavior, such as the smell of alcohol.

– Systematic desensitization attempts to elminate an unwanted CR, such as anxiety, by gradually exposing the patient to associated CS’s (e.g. angry words) in a relaxing situation.

– Flooding attempts to eliminate an unwanted CR through massive exposure of the associated CS, as in extinction.

Such therapies and treatments using classical conditioning differ from those using operant conditioning.

Classical conditioning usually takes less time with therapists and less effort from patients than humanistic therapies.[25]

via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_conditioning

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