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Study Questions - Classical Conditioning

1. If a child were bitten by a small brown dog, can you predict what other animals the child would fear?

2. Using the terms and procedures of classical conditioning, can you explain how a person might develop a fear of flying?

3. How would you explain why your cat runs into the kitchen and salivates each time you open the refrigerator door?

4. What happens when you look into your rear-view mirror and see a police car's flashing lights?

5. As a parent how can you decrease the chances that your child will become fearful of dental treatment?

Topics in Psychology
Robert C. Gates