Counter conditioning is based on the principles of classical conditioning. It attempts to replace undesirable emotional responses to a stimulus (i.e. fear of bugs) with more pleasant, adaptive ones. For example, do you remember Watson's experiment with Little Albert - the boy that John Watson conditioned to fear little white rats? In order to reverse the conditioning or "uncondition" Little Albert's response of fear to the rats, we would replace the fear with something more pleasant i.e. happiness.
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