I can't believe that I just got robbed! I had been saving my money for so long and now it's all gone!
Why would this happen to me?? Why do I feel so anxious??!!?
Look my favorite TV show is on!! We have to watch!
Uhhh I'm actually feeling pretty tired..I'm going to go to bed right now... goodnight
Sara just got robbed by an individual wearing a black hoodie and hat. The unconditioned stimulus is the robbery. Sara is very scared and anxious about the robbery, which would be her unconditioned response.
I can't concentrate on anything at work..I'm upset I wasn't able to watch my favorite show!
When Sara gets home, she is still in a state of shock and feels terrified about the robbery. Her unconditioned response is still high and getting more intense by the second.
I'm so excited to see this new movie! I've heard it's about a robbery...
Three weeks later...
Patrick wants to watch 20/20 Dateline mysteries. This TV show is a conditioned stimulus for Sara because of all the people wearing black hoodies and committing crimes. As a result, she gets panicky and horrified and decides not to watch one of her favorite shows; this is her conditioned response.
Yes I'm very excited to see it too!! I have heard amazing reviews and am sure it will be great!
Sara is still feeling very anxious and her fear is starting to effect her work. This shows how her conditioned response is still continued and effecting her life.
Patrick mentions seeing Ocean's 8, a movie about a bank robbery and stealing money from other. This could trigger Sara, however, she seems very calm and excited about seeing the movie.
Sara's conditioned response is no longer there, as she doesn't feel anxious or scared anymore. This represents extinction because she does not have the feelings of the conditioned response anymore when she see's a robbery.