Psych 645 explaining phobia paper little hans – week four

For this assignment, you will choose from the following options:

  • Option 1: Dog Phobia Paper
  • Option 2: Public Speaking Phobia Paper
  • Option 3: Little Hans Case Study

Read the Explaining Phobia Paper and select one option to complete the assignment.



Option 3: Little Hans Case Study




In this option, you will review Freud’s case study of Little Hans, the young boy who developed a fear of horses. Read the original case study of Little Hans, located on the student website.




Prepare a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper in which you use psychoanalytic theory to analyze Little Hans.




Include the following in your paper:




·         Complete an analysis of the phobia of Little Hans from a psychoanalytic perspective.




o    Discuss how psychoanalytic theory conceptualized the phobia of Little Hans.


o    Discuss why this was such a remarkable strategy for the period.




·         Describe, in detail, how the phobia of Little Hans could be explained by the following:




o    Classical conditioning (behavioral perspective)


o    Observational learning (social learning perspective)




Cite at least two psychoanalytic references in your paper to support your assessment.