The answers to these questions must include appropriate terminology to explain what the treatment procedure might be. You should suggest a treatment strategy that follows logically from a classical conditioning approach to fear and a treatment strategy that exemplifies operant conditioning logic. Finally, you must also provide a plausible prediction about what happens to conditioned fear over time without intervention.
– How would someone attempting to treat Little Albert’s fear of rats do so if she or he believed that classical conditioning provided the best explanation of the cause of the fear?
– How would it be different from the treatment used by someone who believed that fear was the result of punishing Little Albert’s experience with rats?
– What do you think might have happened to Little Albert’s level of fear without intervention?