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1. I believe my grandson has an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of having his hair cut. What is the general name for any type of unreasonable fear?
2. I can't believe it! There is actually a term for the overwhelming and unreasonable fear of having a haircut. It is called:
3. Some type of behavior therapy may be able to help my grandson unlearn his fear of having his hair cut.
4. When getting his hair cut, my grandson begins to show signs of distress when the clippers are turned on. In his case, the sound of the clippers is called a:
5. At first I thought that if I would cut "G's" daddy's hair in front of him, he could see that other people get a haircut and it doesn't hurt them. This type of action that I learned in psychology, is called:
6. "G" is just being silly, I thought. Over time as he gets older, he will outgrow his fear of haircuts. Consequently, the next time I cut his hair, I just did the same thing as before. I went ahead and gave him the haircut, hoping that he would see that it won't hurt him. This type of action in psychology class is called:
7. I have found a therapy method, called systematic desensitization, which involves having the person overcome irrational fears by using which means?
8. None of my attempts have worked so far. I need to find another technique that might help my grandson with his fear of haircuts. I may have found something! It is "the conditioning of an unwanted behavior or response to a stimulus into a wanted behavior or response by the association of positive actions with the stimulus". What is it called?
9. Which of these activities during haircuts might help my grandson respond in a more positive way when he hears the noise of the hair clippers?
10. Now that I have my grandson loving his haircut, what do I need to do every time I give him one?
Source: Author ponycargirl
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