Counter-conditioning

Pairing one stimulusStimulus A change in the environment. If the stimulus has no effect on the animal, it is a neutral stimulus. A stimulus that stands out in the environment, that the animal notices more than other environmental stimuli, is a salient stimulus. A stimulus that causes a change of state in the animal, that causes him to perform a specific behavior, for example, is a discriminative stimulus. that evokes one response with another that evokes an opposite response, so that the first stimulus comes to evoke the second response. For example, a animal is afraid of men wearing hats. When a man wearing a hat approaches, the animal is repeatedly fed his favorite food. The goal is to replace the animal’s apprehension with the pleasure elicited by the food. Counter-conditioningCounter-conditioning Pairing one stimulus that evokes one response with another that evokes an opposite response, so that the first stimulus comes to evoke the second response. For example, a animal is afraid of men wearing hats. When a man wearing a hat approaches, the animal is repeatedly fed his favorite food. The goal is to replace the animal’s apprehension with the pleasure elicited by the food. Counter-conditioning must be done gradually, however; if the process is rushed, the favorite food may take on the fear association instead. must be done gradually, however; if the process is rushed, the favorite food may take on the fearFear Het zorgt ervoor dat paarden gaan vluchten om te overleven. association instead.