Represse Repressed Memory

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Chapter Five I used to love eating seafood when I was around the age years of three through six, especially crabs. However, as I grew up, I began to hate it because I started to recognize the repulsive smell of seafood (including crabs). The smell of seafood is just so disgusting that it makes me want to vomit. Nonetheless, how does this correlate to classical conditioning and what is classical conditioning? According to Rathus (2015) classical conditioning is basically learning to identify occurrences or events with other events (p. 125). My aversion with seafood and classical conditioning is associated with the smell of seafood. When the aroma of seafood is around, I will immediately breathe out of my mouth, or flee to another space.
Chapter Six
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Referring back to prompt chapter four, I talked about the unconscious, past experiences, and memories. When it comes to memories, I believe that we as humans would remember them for reasons; happiness, traumatic, sadness, or simply because we have to. Repressed memories is easily defined as memories that have been locked or put away. Now, how does one know if those repressed memories are negative or positive memories? I personally think that it could be both depending on the scenarios and circumstances; thus I have theorized some scenarios. For example, an adult who was abused as a child would want to forget about it and repress it. That would be a negative memory. As for positive, if a man who has grown up a normal person and have had a decent life, he would be satisfied. However, what if his family all dies in car accident? He decides repress by all good and bad memories because he simply does not want to remember any of it because it will bring him emotional pain. In conclusion, I believe that memories in general are real, and theorized about negative and positive
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