Psychosomatic Anxious Reactions

  A woman is seeking therapy for psychosomatic anxious reactions that occur as she is pulling into the driveway after work each night. Upon further analysis, you (the therapist) discover that two years previously her husband was experiencing a severe depression that resulted in angry outbursts each evening after she returned home from work. The husband has since recovered from his depression and the angry outbursts have stopped. Identify the US, CS, CR and provide an example of how you would work with the client to extinguish or replace the current CR.

 Incorporate some of the readings below in the answer. 

400 word minimum. APA format

Systematic Desensitization – Video
Psychology of Learning – Video
Little Albert – Intro to Psychology – Video
Psychology > Chapter 6: Learning
Using the Principles of Learning to Understand Everyday Behavior
Applied History of Psychology/Learning Theories
Richards, A. & Blanchette, I. (2004). Independent manipulation of emotion in an emotional Stroop task using classical conditioning. Emotion, 4, 275-281. PsycARTICLES: APA PsycNET ID 2004-18367-006
Sneed, J.R., Balestri, M. & Belfi, B.J. (2003). The use of dialectical behavior therapy strategies in the psychiatric emergency room. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 40, 265-277. PsycARTICLES: APA PsycNET ID 2003-11058-002
Staats, A. W., & Staats, C. K. (1958). Attitudes established by classical conditioning. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 57(1), 37–40. doi:10.1037/h0042782

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