essays, term papers, research papers on mowrer (2 essays)

Avoidance Learning

856 words/4 pages

Stirling Hellewell , 1999 ) Mowrer 's (1960 ) two factor theory is therefore very useful in arriving at an explanation on why we fear things based from our previous bad experiences with them . For instance , we fear examinations and school tests because of memories of having difficulty with them or failing them that might have been a source of embarrassment or anger from our parents . The examinations therefore becomes a stimuli with which we become conditioned to fear , and some people may...


Avoidance Learning

991 words/4 pages

In this case reinforcer is getting the experience that is not pleasant and can be avoided . Stirling Hellewell (1999 ) notes that avoidance learning may lead to ``the persistence and generalisation of the dis ' or a prolonged phobia since it deprives the person the opportunity to gain alternative experiences to counter the previous fearful experience . For instance , the person who keeps avoiding car rides because of his fear of a car accident will never get to experience a pleasant car ride...



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