Title

Fear reduction in rats through avoidance blocking

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1974

Abstract

Rats trained to avoid an electric shock in an alley were divided into two groups depending on their behavior during 25 min of response blocking. Subjects demonstrating exploratory behavior while blocked were put in one group, while subjects demonstrating agitation, freezing or grooming were placed in another. Fear measures, when subsequently exposed to the CS. were taken on experimental subjects and compared to controls. The results confirmed the hypothesis that response blocking can lead to fear reduction and that the fear reduction is related to the behavior of the subject during blocking. © 1974.

Publication Title

Behaviour Research and Therapy

Volume

12

Issue

1

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