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Document Type

Research

Abstract

A study by Pavlov (5, p. 30) indicated that normally painful stimuli applied while hungry dogs were feeding produced less overall avoidance behavior than at times when they were not feeding. In a still earlier study, Jones (3) reported that extinction of avoidance to a feared stimulus was hastened by gradually introducing the stimulus while the child subject was eating. More recently, Farber (1) has presented evidence that feeding in the presence of anxiety-producing cues hastened later extinction to those cues as compared to control animals which did not receive the feeding experience. In Miller's words (4): "Eating and the emotional responses that accompany it are apparently incompatible with fear, and the attaching of these responses to the stimuli that arouse the fear suppresses it."

Publication Date

1958

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

65

Issue

1

First Page

385

Last Page

392

Copyright

© Copyright 1958 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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