The acquisition of a phobic disorder.
Explain how classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and social learning each might result in the acquisition of a phobic disorder. Describe how extinction might be used therapeutically to treat a phobic disorder. Evaluate extinction of phobias specifically, and maladaptive behaviors in general, as an effective therapeutic intervention. Finally, judge how vicarious reinforcement, vicarious punishment, and self-efficacy might influence treatment of a phobia