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The effects of electrical shock on the acquisition of a verbal expectancy

by Edward Everett Eddowes

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Published .
Written in English

  • Conditioned response,
  • Psychology of Learning

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 71, [1] leaves
    Number of Pages71
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25924942M

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      Lesion studies in animals have identified a critical role of the hippocampus in context fear conditioning. To extend these findings to human volunteers, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate neural responses associated with context fear conditioning in humans. Our novel conditioning paradigm consisted of aversive electrical shocks (unconditioned stimulus) that were. A person with a high need (compared to a low need) for closure experiences more satisfaction from reaching decisions quickly. A person with a high need (compared to a low need) for cognition experiences more satisfaction when thinking about philosophical problems.

    - ex. electric shock experiment paired w pics of snakes and of electrical outlets - ppl who feared snakes related random shocks w snakes - Genetic influences prob play a role in the acquisition of certain phobias. - some ppl appear predisposed genetically to develop phobias given a history of certain classical conditioning experiences. verbal expectancy manipulation, little evidence was found that this manipulation influenced the magnitude of the placebo effect (de Jong et al., ; Voudouris et al., , ).

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The effects of electrical shock on the acquisition of a verbal expectancy. By Edward Everett Eddowes. Abstract (Thesis) Thesis - University of Florida.(Bibliography) Bibliography: leaves Manuscript thor: Edward Everett Eddowes.

This suggests that after acquisition of B1 (CS+) and B2 (CS−), shock expectancy towards C1 and D1 was elevated while lower towards C2 and D2.

Stimuli A1 and A2 were also analyzed, as their relations with the B stimuli had been explicitly trained, in contrast with the relations between the B, C and D by:   Introduction. There is a growing body of evidence that classical conditioning can enhance placebo analgesia induced by verbal suggestions [1–4] and that the effects of classical conditioning on placebo analgesia induced by verbal suggestions are likely to be mediated by expectancies [5,6].The concept of expectancy or expectation is understood to mean a ‘conscious, conceptual belief about Cited by: A review on the effects of verbal instructions in human fear conditioning: Empirical a blue square) with a mildly aversive US (e.g., a calibrated electric shock), and presenting another CS (e.g., a yellow square) that is not followed by the shock.

As a result of this acquisition phase, the first CS (referred to as the CS+) typically evokes Cited by:   Aversive learning was evaluated throughout the scanning session using online subjective ratings of shock expectancy and SCR. Shock expectancy (Fig. 1b and Supplementary Figs 2 and 3) was greater to the CS+ than the CS−, F 1, 31 =P effect of group (P = ) and no interaction between CS type and group, P = Cited by:   However, there was a significant main effect of Condition on US expectancy ratings, b = −, t(83) = −, p =δ =reflecting lower US expectancy ratings in the tVNS condition.

To disentangle subjective distress from expectancy of the US, it was explained that the mere expectation of the electric stimulus could, but did not necessarily had to cause feelings of distress. In the acquisition phase, the CS1 and CS2 were presented for three times. In addition, three startle probes were presented alone (NA).

To test the acquisition of pain-expectancy, we ran a similar RM ANOVA on the retrospective pain-expectancy ratings (collected once per sub-block of 6 trials; Fig 2B), which yielded significant main effects for Context, F(1, 47) =P.

In effect, the design employed compound CSs comprised of M.E. Dawson et al. / Autonomic conditioning and awareness 25 colored lights and tones presented simultaneously. All subjects in both a fully informed group and a partially informed group were told about a possible colored light-electric shock contingency.

Perceived self-efficacy refers to a subject’s expectation about the outcomes his/her behavior will have in a challenging situation. Low self-efficacy has been implicated in the origins and maintenance of phobic behavior. Correlational studies suggest an association between perceived self-efficacy and learning.

The experimental manipulation of perceived self-efficacy offers an interesting. De Villiers PA. The law of effect and avoidance: a quantitative relationship between response rate and shock-frequency reduction.

J Exp Anal Behav. Mar; 21 (2)– [PMC free article] [Google Scholar] Dunlap G, Johnson J. Increasing the independent responding of autistic children with unpredictable supervision. J Appl Behav Anal. Placebo effect and expectancy.

The effects of verbal suggestion are considered to be mediated by expectancies [20,23–26]. To our knowledge there is only one study in which expectations were found to influence the nocebo effect induced by verbal suggestion. In the present study, the participants expected less pain in relation to placebo.

Figure 3. Mean shock-expectancy ratings for groups ABA and AAB per stimulus type (experimental and control) as a function of retrospectively indicated moments: acq2 refers to the ending of the acquisition phase, ext1 and ext2 refer respectively to the beginning and ending of the extinction phase, and test refers to the final phase of the experiment.

The US was an electric shock delivered via a Coulbourn Transcutaneous Aversive Finger Stimulator (E) with a 9-V dry cell battery attached to an adjustable step-up transformer.

The shock level was set individually to a level that is definitely unpleasant but not painful (Fonteyne, Vervliet, Hermans, Baeyens, & Vansteenwegen, ). Subjects reported US (electric shock) expectancy for each trial by pressing one of three keys with their right hand. This was performed as quickly as possible following the presentation of each CS.

One key indicated that a shock was expected, the second key indicated that the subject did not know whether or not a shock was expected, and the. Acquisition of conditioned contextual anxiety (Day 1) The experimental paradigm is depicted in Fig.

a detailed description see ‘Experimental Procedure’ in the Methods section. Learning theory, any of the proposals put forth to explain changes in behaviour produced by practice, as opposed to other factors, e.g., physiological development.

A common goal in defining any psychological concept is a statement that corresponds to common usage. Acceptance of that aim, however. Reviews the literature on predictability and describes the factors that affect choice. Emphasis is given to the reliability of basic findings, including replications and failures to replicate.

Behavioral measures related to choice are reviewed, and some physiological correlates of predictable and unpredictable shock are noted. The data allow several firm conclusions regarding preference. The law of effect has two parts: 1. If a particular behavior is followed by a desirable consequence or a reward, that behavior is more likely to happen again in the future.

- classical conditioning to fear a neutral object ie. mouse + electric shock + tone classic response = freezing or keeping still. law of effect. Skinner's book addresse"functional analysis" of verbal behavior with the goal to predict/ control verbal behavior by observing/ manipulating the physical environment of the speaker.

Skinner discussed the topic of motivation in every chapter of the book Verbal Behavior (), usually with his preferred terminology of “deprivation, satiation, and aversive stimulation.” In the current paper, direct quotations are used to systematically take the reader through 30 separate points made by Skinner in Verbal Behavior that collectively provide a comprehensive analysis of his.Then a visual cue, lasting 60s was presented on the monitor in front of the subject and a total of five stimuli were delivered at the same intensity but with a different inter-stimulus duration.

A chain-light appeared from 4 to 9s before each electrical shock. Before the end of the trial, there was 1s for resting and 5s for rating.Effects of Alcohol on Human Aggression: book, MacDonald () reviewed 10 studies and found that nor the expectancy of alcohol. The influence of alcohol-related.