Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear

Editors: Milosevic, Irena and McCabe, Randi E.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

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ISBN: 978-1-61-069575-6
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 26
Book Status: Available
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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 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. 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A
  • Acarophobia (Imagined Infestation)
  • Acrophobia (Fear of Heights)
  • Age of Onset
  • Agliophobia (Fear of Pain)
  • Agoraphobia (Fear of Panic-Like Symptoms)
  • Ailurophobia (Fear of Cats)
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Amygdala
  • Antony, Martin M. (1964–)
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  • Anxiety and Related Disorders
  • Anxiety and Related Disorders Interview Schedule
  • Anxiety Sensitivity
  • Apiphobia (Fear of Bees)
  • Applied Relaxation
  • Applied Tension
  • Aquaphobia (Fear of Water)
  • Arachnophobia (Fear of Spiders)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Astraphobia (Fear of Thunder and Lightning)
  • Attention
  • Atychiphobia (Fear of Failure)
  • Aversions
  • Aviophobia (Fear of Flying)
  • B
  • Bandura, Albert (1925–)
  • Barlow, David H. (1942–)
  • Beck, Aaron T. (1921–)
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Behavioral Approach Test
  • Behavioral Experiment
  • Behavioral Model
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Beta-Blockers
  • C
  • Carbon Dioxide Challenge Test
  • Childhood, Phobias in
  • Chronicity
  • Classical Conditioning
  • Classification
  • Claustrophobia (Fear of Enclosed Spaces)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Bias Modification
  • Cognitive Model
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Comorbidity
  • Contingency Management
  • Cortisol
  • Craske, Michelle G.
  • Cultural Differences
  • Cynophobia (Fear of Dogs)
  • D
  • D-Cycloserine
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Disease-Avoidance Model
  • Disgust Sensitivity
  • Distraction
  • DSM-5
  • Dysmorphophobia (Fear of Deformity)
  • E
  • Ellis, Albert (1913–2007)
  • Emetophobia (Fear of Vomiting)
  • Emotional Processing Theory
  • Entomophobia (Fear of Insects)
  • Erotophobia (Fear of Sex)
  • Erythrophobia (Fear of Blushing)
  • Evolution, Role of
  • Exposure, Imaginal
  • Exposure, In Vivo
  • Exposure, Interoceptive
  • Exposure Treatment
  • Extinction
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Eysenck, Hans J. (1916–1997)
  • F
  • Fainting Response
  • Fear
  • Fear, Animal Models of
  • Fear, Neural Pathways of
  • Fear, Physiology of
  • Fear, Return of (Relapse)
  • Fear Generalization
  • Fear of Driving
  • Fear of Germs
  • Fear of Strangers (Stranger Anxiety)
  • Fear of Success
  • Fear of the Unknown
  • Fear Survey Schedule
  • Fear-Potentiated Startle
  • Fight-or-Flight Response
  • Flooding
  • Foa, Edna B. (1937–)
  • Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939)
  • G
  • Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
  • Gender Differences
  • Guided Mastery Therapy
  • H
  • Habituation
  • Hypnosis
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis
  • I
  • Iatrophobia (Fear of Doctors)
  • Implosive Therapy
  • Information-Processing Biases
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • J
  • Jones, Mary Cover (1897–1987)
  • L
  • Lang, Peter J. (1930–)
  • Learning Theory
  • Lifespan, Phobias across the
  • Limbic System
  • M
  • Marks, Isaac M. (1937–)
  • Medical Student Syndrome
  • Memory
  • Modeling
  • Musophobia (Fear of Mice)
  • N
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • Neuroimaging
  • Non-Associative Model
  • Nosophobia (Fear of Disease or Illness)
  • Nyctophobia (Fear of the Dark)
  • O
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Ollendick, Thomas H. (1945–)
  • One-Session Treatment
  • Operant Conditioning
  • Ophidiophobia (Fear of Snakes)
  • Ornithophobia (Fear of Birds)
  • Öst, Lars-Göran
  • P
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pavlov, Ivan (1849–1936)
  • Perceived Control
  • Perception, Visual
  • Personality
  • Phobia, Animal Type
  • Phobia, Blood-Injection-Injury Type
  • Phobia, Choking
  • Phobia, Dental
  • Phobia, Natural Environment Type
  • Phobia, Other Type
  • Phobia, School
  • Phobia, Situational Type
  • Phobia, Specific
  • Phobia Types
  • Phobias, Assessment of
  • Phobias, Causes of
  • Phobias, Diagnosis of
  • Phobias, Family Influences on the Development and Maintenance of
  • Phobias, Genetics of
  • Phobias, History of
  • Phobias, Impairment Related to
  • Phobias, Life-Threatening
  • Phobias, Prevalence of
  • Phobias, Social and Economic Impact of
  • Phobias in Popular Culture
  • Phobic Beliefs
  • Phobic Neurosis
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Preparedness Theory
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychology
  • Ptophobia (Fear of Falling)
  • R
  • Rachman, Jack (1934–)
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Risk Factors
  • Rothbaum, Barbara O.
  • S
  • Safety Behavior
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Self-Efficacy Theory
  • Skinner, B. F. (1904–1990)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Social Skills Training
  • Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders
  • Subjective Units of Distress Scale
  • Substance Use
  • Suicide
  • Systematic Desensitization
  • T
  • Temperament
  • Test Anxiety
  • Thanatophobia (Fear of Death)
  • Thorndike, Edward L. (1874–1949)
  • Three Pathways Theory
  • Treatment, Evidence-Based
  • Treatment, Medication
  • Treatment, Psychological
  • Treatment, Self-Help
  • Treatment Outcome, Predictors of
  • Treatment Seeking
  • Tripartite Model of Fear
  • Triskaidekaphobia (Fear of the Number 13)
  • Trypophobia (Fear of Holes)
  • Twin Studies
  • Two-Factor Theory of Avoidance Learning
  • V
  • Video Feedback
  • Virtual Reality Treatment
  • W
  • Watson, John B. (1878–1958)
  • Wolpe, Joseph (1915–1997)
  • World Health Organization
  • List of Editors and Contributors
  • About the Editors