Foundations of Aversion Therapy

Foundations of Aversion Therapy

by N.H. Hadley

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401167093
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 02/13/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 145
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

1. Classical and Instrumental Conditioning: Principles and Procedures.- Classical Conditioning Paradigm.- Instrumental Conditioning Paradigm.- Conditioning Paradigms: Comparisons and Distinguishing Features.- Experimental Procedures in Classical Conditioning.- Control Procedures in Classical Conditioning.- Rescorla-Wagner Model.- Second-Order Conditioning.- Habituative and Associative Factors.- Environmental and Cognitive Determinants of UCR and CR.- Constraints on Learning.- Preparedness in Classical Conditioning.- 2. Aversive Control of Behavior: Paradigms and Research.- Experimental Procedures.- Operant-Pavlovian Interactions in Aversion Therapy.- Escape Learning: Theory and Research.- Predictable vs. Unpredictable Aversive Stimulation.- Characteristics of an Effective Aversive Stimulus.- Problems and Ethical Issues.- Pain Threshold and Pain Tolerance.- Safety Considerations in Faradic Aversion Therapy.- 3. Screening and Masking Techniques in Aversion Therapy.- Facial Screening: Introduction.- Critical Components of Facial Screening.- Advantages and Limitations of Facial Screening.- Self-Application of Facial Screening.- Visual Screening.- Theoretical Explanations of Facial Screening.- Issues and Guidelines in the Use of Screening.- Sensory Extinction: Introduction.- Advantages of Sensory Extinction.- Limitations of Sensory Extinction.- Reinforcing Function of Self-Stimulation.- 4. Theories of Aversive Control of Behavior.- Classical Conditioning.- Change in Valence or Function of Deviant Stimulus.- Attitude Change.- Cognitive Dissonance.- Incubation of Fear and Cognitive Rehearsal.- State Theory.- Two-Factor Theory.- Biological Theory.- Cognitive Theory.- 5. Personality and Conditionability.- Pavlov’s Theory.- Eysenck’s Personality Classification.- Differences between Pavlov’s and Eysenck’s Classifications.- Strong and Weak Nervous Systems.- Relation of Introversion-Extroversion to Sensory Thresholds and Pain Tolerance.- Reactive and Conditioned Inhibition.- Introversion-Extroversion and Conditionability.- Eysenck’s Biological Theory of Personality.- Sokolov’s Theory of Attention.- Differential Effects of Stimulant and Depressant Drugs on Introverts and Extroverts.- Yerkes-Dodson Law.- References.- Name Index.

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