A modified counterconditioning procedure prevents the renewal of conditioned fear in rats

Short Synopsis: Operant behaviors are more effective at extinguishing fear responses than counterconditioning alone.

Authors: Brian L. Thomas, Marlo Cutler, Cheryl Novak

Publication: Learning and Motivation, Volume 43, Issues 1–2, May 2012, Pages 24-34

Publication Date: May 2012

Applies To: Reducing fear.

Limitations/Drawbacks: Study was done on rats. Unclear if it would also work to reduce arousal or frustration (for reactive dogs).

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0023969012000021

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