Factors That Determine the Success of Attitude Change Programmes

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Does Taste Aversion Therapy Produce Behavioural Change?

AZA1019 Psychology: Introduction 1A Dionne Morris

Nomalizo Thwala


1.Taste Aversion. (n.d.). In Alleydog.com's online glossary. Retrieved from: http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition-cit.php?term=Taste Aversion
This reference explains what taste aversion is and gives a better understanding of the term. Taste aversion is when a human’s taste buds associate the taste of a certain food or drink with that of a spoiled substance. When an individual has a taste aversion towards something, their brain will automatically develop
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This piece by Elkins was chosen because it focuses on aversion therapy for alcoholism. It focuses on the traditional goal of aversion therapy. There is a bit of history on aversion therapy for alcoholism which enables readers to understand the background. This citation also includes the findings and results of aversion therapy for alcoholism. The different approaches used during the therapy are listed and Elkins also discusses what the success of the therapy is based on. There were experiments and research done on this specific therapy for alcoholism, and these are discussed too in this piece. Alternative methods to deal with alcoholism are listed for further reading.
4.McLeod,S.A.(2010). Behavioural Therapy. Retrieved from : http://www.simplypsychology.org/behavioral-therapy.html
This article was chosen because it explains behaviourism and behavioural change due to aversion therapy. In studies of behaviourism, it is said that behaviour is learned from the surrounding environment through classical and operant conditioning. Classical conditioning involves learning by association and operant conditioning is learning by reinforcing behaviour. Aversion therapy involves distinguishing the type of therapy required for the patient such as an electric shock. With alcoholism, they make an individual take a drink while induced with a nausea drug, the patient immediately vomits and in future associates drinking with that smell of vomit which causes them to

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