PSYCHOLOGY HELP PLEASE?
Mandy, who is five, recently spotted a bee buzzing in circles on the sidewalk. She bent over and picked up the insect and it stung her. Now whenever Mandy hears an insect buzz, even a housefly buzzing against a screen, her heart rate increases. Mandy's fear of houseflies is:
a. an example of extinction.
b. an example of a conditioned response.
c. an example of spontaneous recovery.
d. an example of generalization
- ShadLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Initially Mandy may have shown a conditioned response to bees. However, she has now generalised her reaction to any buzzing insect.
- 1 decade ago
Actually B an example of a conditioned responce.
The theory invented by Ivan Pavlov who experimented and developed
his theory's on dogs cats and other life forms after feeding a dog
and ringing a bell at the same time after a few times
dog thinks Bell = food so salivates at just the sound of the bell
so therefore the buzzing would be part of it.
Extinction on the other hand in the dog example, is when
the dog stops salivating when no food is presented,
when no food acompanies the bell the salivating stops
the conditioned responce has now reached extinction stage.
Conclusion Mr Pavlov the intellegence of dogs!
Cheers Mars Mission.Source(s): 13th Year Psych Student.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
an example of generalization..... mandy has generalized dat everytime thr is an insect ,, its gonna sting her...
- 1 decade ago