I cant believe that officer just pulled me over in his police car!
Now I have a ticket! Ugh I never want this to happen to me again
Honey! Look! "Cops" is on TV!
Um uhhh Im going to have to pass for tonight. Goodnight sweetheart
Dan gets pulled over by a police officer. The unconditioned stimulus is speeding ticket given to him. Dan appears to be visibly upset about the incident, which would be his unconditioned response.
ok! sleep well!
wow there has been a lot of cars out today..especially police cars!
As Dan goes to sleep that night, he still feels anxious and angered that he got a speeding ticket. This shows how his unconditioned response has heightened.
Two Weeks Later...
Lily wants to watch the TV show "cops" with Dan. The show "cops" is a conditioned stimulus for Dan because of the police officers and police cars shown. He becomes anxious and declines to watch the show; this represents his conditioned response.
oh ya there has been a lot! Hmm I barely noticed!
His stress and anxiety continues as he thinks about the show. (continued conditioned response)
Lily mentions cop cars in the area; this would be an conditioned stimulus, however it does not immediately follow the unconditioned stimulus of a speeding ticket.
Dan's conditioned response clearly decreased and caused extinction because he no longer has anxiety or stress at the sight of a cop car.