24 September 2014
Honors Psychology, Period 3
The Article called "Classical Learning and Addiction-Addictions" talks about Pavlov's experiment of the dogs and how it connects to addiction. It explains how a person can get addicted. It gives en example of Classical Conditioning by explaining how marijuana becomes an addiction. The neutral stimulus is seeing the car. The unconditioned stimulus is getting out of work. The unconditioned response is smoking marijuana. The unconditioned stimulus is getting high and relaxed. The conditioned stimulus is seeing the car. The conditioned response is smoking marijuana. If this person gets into his car without smoking marijuana for a long time the cravings would extinct because he will stop expecting the marijuana. If people do not succeed in reducing conditional stimuli can lead to a spontaneous recovery or relapse.
The Article called "Classical Learning and Addiction-Addictions" Is easy to understand. It explains its examples well.
People who are learning about classical conditioning could benefit from this article because it explains what classical learning is. Also people who are doing research on Pavlov because it talks about what Pavlov did in his experiments. Therapists who talk to people with addictions would also benefit from this article because it talks about how they reduce addictions.
This article can be used in the media or advertising. They can find out the different type of conditional stimuli people have. If they figure out the cues people have they could use it in their advertisement as long as it is legal. They could use something in their advertisement to trigger the consumers' cravings. When consumers' cravings are triggered it causes them to want it and they will eventually end up getting what was advertised.
The article "Smoking: Psychological and Social Influences" is about how...