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  • 1. GCSE Psychology Topic D Why do we have phobias? How to treat phobias
  • 2. Homework check <ul><li>Homework check – how are phobias treated? </li></ul><ul><li>Present finding to the class very quickly. How many different treatments/therapies did we find out about? </li></ul><ul><li>Which treatments/therapies do you think would be the most successful? Why? </li></ul>
  • 3. Learning objectives <ul><li>To learn about flooding and desensitisation therapies. </li></ul><ul><li>To investigate how they are done/carried out. </li></ul>
  • 4. Flooding <ul><li>Read page 150 to help investigate flooding. Be able to answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>1) What is flooding? </li></ul><ul><li>2) What principle is flooding based on? </li></ul><ul><li>3) Give three examples of anxiety responses caused by phobias. </li></ul><ul><li>4) How is flooding done? </li></ul><ul><li>5) Give an example of how flooding works. </li></ul><ul><li>6) What are the potential problems with this treatment? </li></ul>
  • 5. Systematic desensitisation <ul><li>Watch the clip ‘Exposure treatment of therapies’. </li></ul><ul><li>What different types of phobias did he talk about? </li></ul><ul><li>What is cognitive behaviour therapy? </li></ul><ul><li>Flooding – elevators – get straight in! </li></ul><ul><li>Graded exposure (systematic desensitisation) – gradually gets more difficult </li></ul>
  • 6. Systematic desensitisation <ul><li>Read page 151 and answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>7) How is systematic desensitisation different to flooding? </li></ul><ul><li>8) Explain how systematic desensitisation is done. </li></ul><ul><li>9) Make sure you are aware of the key terminology – anxiety and hierarchy of fears . </li></ul><ul><li>10) Tom has a fear of water. How would flooding be used to treat Tom’s phobia? </li></ul><ul><li>11) How might systematic desensitisation be used to treat Tom’s fear of water? </li></ul>
  • 7. Construct a hierarchy for someone who is scared of an animal <ul><li>Construct a hierarchy of fear for someone who has a phobia of an animal (choose one specific one) </li></ul><ul><li>See page 151 to help you. </li></ul><ul><li>And finally…begin to think about the ethics of therapies used to treat phobias. </li></ul>
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