Tom B asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

If you got sick off of chicken, why is it that you would be nauseated by turkey?

My psychology professor asked this today. I know it's a taste aversion but it has to do with like conditioned and unconditioned stimuli and responses.

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  • senlin
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    1 decade ago
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    The turkey is probably close enough to the chicken to evoke a similar response. It is an example of stimulus generalization. (The conditioned response generalizes to a similar stimulus.)

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