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Fear, Avoidance, and Phobias

A Fundamental Analysis, 1st Edition

Edited by M. Ray Denny


456 pages

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Paperback: 9780805803174
pub: 1991-01-01

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The first volume to comprehensively address aversively motivated events and behavior in almost 20 years, Fear, Avoidance and Phobias presents updated and expanded research in this complex and important area. Nearly every aspect of research on fear and its removal is covered to some extent in this text including: learned helplessness, phobias, self-punitive behavior, conditioned analgesia, taste aversions, math models, fear systems in the brain, two-factor theory of avoidance, relaxation/relief, memory for aversive events, and conditioned inhibition of fear and its extinction.

Table of Contents

Contents: J.B. Overmier, Prolegomenon: On the Study of Aversively Motivated Behavior. J. Panksepp, D.S. Sacks, L.J. Crepeau, B.B. Abbott, The Psycho- and Neurobiology of Fear Systems in the Brain. M.S. Fanselow, Analgesia as a Response to Aversive Pavlovian Conditional Stimuli: Cognitive and Emotional Mediators. T.R. Minor, N.K. Dess, J.B. Overmier, Inverting the Traditional View of "Learned Helplessness". D.E. McAllister, W.R. McAllister, Fear Theory and Aversively Motivated Behavior: Some Controversial Issues. H.B. Daly, J.T. Daly, Value of Mathematical Modeling of Appetitive and Aversive Learning: Review and Extensions of DMOD. M.R. Denny, Relaxation/Relief: The Effect of Removing, Postponing, or Terminating Aversive Stimuli. D.C. Riccio, N.E. Spear, Changes in Memory for Aversively Motivated Learning. S.J. Dean, C.M. Pittman, Self-punitive Behavior: A Revised Analysis. D.J. Delprato, K.W. Rusiniak, Response Patterns in Shock Avoidance and Illness Aversion. H. Fowler, D.T. Lysle, P.L. DeVito, Conditioned Excitation and Conditioned Inhibition of Fear: Asymmetrical Processes as Evident in Extinction. T.G. Stampfl, Analysis of Aversive Events in Human Psychopathology: Fear and Avoidance. D.J. Levis, A Clinician's Plea for a Return to the Development of Nonhuman Models of Psychopathology: New Clinical Observations in Need of Laboratory Study.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology