Psych: Psychoanalysis and Pleasant) Stimulus . Essay

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AP Psychology
Period 1

A. Systematic desensitization is a type of behavioral therapy used in the field of psychology to help effectively overcome phobias and other anxiety disorders.

B. Extinction is the conditioning phenomenon in which a previously learned response to a cue is eliminated when the cue is presented in the absence of the previously paired aversive (unpleasant) or appetitive (pleasant) stimulus.

C. Modeling or modeling in psychology is: a. A method used in certain techniques of psychotherapy whereby the client learns by imitation alone, without any specific verbal direction by the therapist or b. A general process in which persons serve as models for others i.e. exhibiting the behavior to be imitated by the others. This process is most commonly discussed with respect to children in developmental psychology. D. Counter conditioning is the conditioning of an unwanted behavior or response to a stimulus into a wanted behavior or response by the association of positive actions with the stimulus. E. Aversion therapy is a form of psychological treatment in which the patient is exposed to a stimulus while simultaneously being subjected to some form of discomfort. F. Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions primarily using instruments that provide information on the activity of those same systems, with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will.

G. Stress inoculation is a procedure useful in helping patients control anxiety by substituting positive coping statements for statements that bring about anxiety.

A. Free association is a psychoanalytic technique for investigation of the unconscious mind, in which a relaxed subject reports all passing thoughts without reservation

B. Dream interpretation is the process of assigning meaning to dreams.

C. Hypnosis is a special psychological state with certain