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  • p.84 a)  conditioned responding in humans can be spontaneously acquired and extinguished, by informing the subject of changes in the CS-UCS relationship.

  • b)   false information gives responses according to the false information, rather than real contingencies.

  • c)  Conditioned responses can only acquired when subjects know about the contingencies [??? cf Ohman and Soares, 1998]

p.87 expts (Davey and McKenna, 1983) CS1= triangle with US = 115dB noise; then outline triangle paired with triangle. A group told there would be no more loud noises. Another pseudo habituation, made to believe tone was less aversive


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