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Who did Cafons et al treat?

20 people in Spain with aero phobia (experimental group)

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What did Cafons et al treat the people with?

Systematic desensitisation

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What did Cafons compare the experimental group to?

21 aerophobics not receiving SD (control group)

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What research method and design did Cafons et al use?

A lab experiment with a independent measures design

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How often did those in Cafons experimental group receive SD?

2 hours a week over 12-15 weeks

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What percentage of patients with phobias respond successfully to SD, according to McGrath et al?

75%

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What percentage of the 20 aerophobics receiving SD in Cafons study showed recovery?

90%

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How many of the controls (not receiving SD) in Cafons study showed recovery?

5%

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What are invivo techniques?

Directly confronting phobic stimuli (real life)

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What are invitro techniques?

Imagining the presence of phobic stimuli

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Did Cafons research use invivo or invitro techniques?

Both

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Why is SD accessible as a therapy?

It can be self administered

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What is self administered SD effective in treating according to Humphrey?

Social phobias

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What did seligman argue regarding SD not treating all phobias?

SD would not work if treating phobias having an evolutionary explanation

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Some psychologists argue that SD isn't effective as you remove the symptoms of a phobia...

...not the underlying cause

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What is symptom substitution?

Suppressing symptoms of a wider issue which results in the emergence of other symptoms

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According to Freud what was little hans phobia of horses a result of?

Fear and envy of his father (phalic stage) projected onto the horse

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Why would SD not have worked with little hans?

Hans fear would be cured only as he progressed through the psychosexual stages

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According to some what is SD too?

Complicated and time consuming

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Some say there are easier and quicker alternatives to SD, name one:

Flooding

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What are less of an ethical issue with SD?

Valid consent and right to withdraw

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Why are right to withdraw and valid consent less of an issue?

People with phobias have the insight and understanding that their behaviour is irrational

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Why is valid consent and right to withdraw less of an issue in comparison to drug therapy?

As patients suffering with mental illness, receiving drug therapy often lack understanding

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Why is SD considered an ethical therapy regarding client control?

Each step is conducted slowly at a pace dictated by the patient

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What is less of an issue due to the patient moving at their own pace? Why?

Anxiety/harm
Because the patient only progresses when they are completely comfortable

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Which causes more anxiety/harm, SD or flooding?

Flooding

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What is one ethical issue of SD?

There is an element of stress and harm ad you are exposing the patient to their phobia, causing fear and anxiety

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Why might it be better to expose the client to SD in he short term?

To reduce stress and anxiety in the long term

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