eBook Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear, An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610695763
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695763
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2015
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Overview

Many people have irrational fears. Phobias affect about 19 million Americans each year. So is fear "normal"? At what point do fears become clinical phobias? Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear is the definitive volume on a broad range of topics related to fears and phobias. After an introduction to the subject of fear and phobias, the encyclopedia presents approximately 200 A-Z, cross-referenced entries that address phobias from a variety of angles-types of fears, root causes, physiological and psychological effects, classification, and treatments. The work presents accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date information based on scientific evidence. The majority of the more than 80 contributors are anxiety disorders researchers and clinicians who possess cutting-edge knowledge of their areas of expertise. Ideal for both high school students and general audiences, readers will be engaged by high-interest content that not only details and explains various phobias but enables them to trace the history, theories, and practices associated with the study and treatment of phobias.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Acarophobia (Imagined Infestation).
2: Acrophobia (Fear of Heights).
3: Age of Onset.
4: Agliophobia (Fear of Pain).
5: Agoraphobia (Fear of Panic-Like Symptoms).
6: Ailurophobia (Fear of Cats).
7: American Psychiatric Association.
8: American Psychological Association.
9: Amygdala.
10: Antony, Martin M. (1964– ).
11: Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
12: Anxiety and Related Disorders.
13: Anxiety and Related Disorders Interview Schedule.
14: Anxiety Sensitivity.
15: Apiphobia (Fear of Bees).
16: Applied Relaxation.
17: Applied Tension.
18: Aquaphobia (Fear of Water).
19: Arachnophobia (Fear of Spiders).
20: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
21: Astraphobia (Fear of Thunder and Lightning).
22: Attention.
23: Atychiphobia (Fear of Failure).
24: Aversions.
25: Aviophobia (Fear of Flying).
26: Bandura, Albert (1925– ).
27: Barlow, David H. (1942– ).
28: Beck, Aaron T. (1921– ).
29: Behavior Therapy.
30: Behavioral Approach Test.
31: Behavioral Experiment.
32: Behavioral Model.
33: Benzodiazepines.
34: Beta-Blockers.
35: Carbon Dioxide Challenge Test.
36: Childhood, Phobias in.
37: Chronicity.
38: Classical Conditioning.
39: Classification.
40: Claustrophobia (Fear of Enclosed Spaces).
41: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
42: Cognitive Bias Modification.
43: Cognitive Model.
44: Cognitive Restructuring.
45: Cognitive Therapy.
46: Comorbidity.
47: Contingency Management.
48: Cortisol.
49: Craske, Michelle G..
50: Cultural Differences.
51: Cynophobia (Fear of Dogs).
52: D-Cycloserine.
53: Differential Diagnosis.
54: Disease-Avoidance Model.
55: Disgust Sensitivity.
56: Distraction.
57: DSM-5.
58: Dysmorphophobia (Fear of Deformity).
59: Ellis, Albert (1913–2007).
60: Emetophobia (Fear of Vomiting).
61: Emotional Processing Theory.
62: Entomophobia (Fear of Insects).
63: Erotophobia (Fear of Sex).
64: Erythrophobia (Fear of Blushing).
65: Evolution, Role of.
66: Exposure, Imaginal.
67: Exposure, In Vivo.
68: Exposure, Interoceptive.
69: Exposure Treatment.
70: Extinction.
71: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
72: Eysenck, Hans J. (1916–1997).
73: Fainting Response.
74: Fear.
75: Fear, Animal Models of.
76: Fear, Neural Pathways of.
77: Fear, Physiology of.
78: Fear, Return of (Relapse).
79: Fear Generalization.
80: Fear of Driving.
81: Fear of Germs.
82: Fear of Strangers (Stranger Anxiety).
83: Fear of Success.
84: Fear of the Unknown.
85: Fear Survey Schedule.
86: Fear-Potentiated Startle.
87: Fight-or-Flight Response.
88: Flooding.
89: Foa, Edna B. (1937– ).
90: Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939).
91: Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid.
92: Gender Differences.
93: Guided Mastery Therapy.
94: Habituation.
95: Hypnosis.
96: Hypochondriasis.
97: Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis.
98: Iatrophobia (Fear of Doctors).
99: Implosive Therapy.
100: Information-Processing Biases.
101: International Classification of Diseases.
102: Jones, Mary Cover (1897–1987).
103: Lang, Peter J. (1930– ).
104: Learning Theory.
105: Lifespan, Phobias across the.
106: Limbic System.
107: Marks, Isaac M. (1937– ).
108: Medical Student Syndrome.
109: Memory.
110: Modeling.
111: Musophobia (Fear of Mice).
112: National Institute of Mental Health.
113: Neuroimaging.
114: Non-Associative Model.
115: Nosophobia (Fear of Disease or Illness).
116: Nyctophobia (Fear of the Dark).
117: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
118: Ollendick, Thomas H. (1945– ).
119: One-Session Treatment.
120: Operant Conditioning.
121: Ophidiophobia (Fear of Snakes).
122: Ornithophobia (Fear of Birds).
123: Öst, Lars-Göran.
124: Panic Attacks.
125: Panic Disorder.
126: Pavlov, Ivan (1849–1936).
127: Perceived Control.
128: Perception, Visual.
129: Personality.
130: Phobia, Animal Type.
131: Phobia, Blood-Injection-Injury Type.
132: Phobia, Choking.
133: Phobia, Dental.
134: Phobia, Natural Environment Type.
135: Phobia, Other Type.
136: Phobia, School.
137: Phobia, Situational Type.