Individual differences


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Key Term Description WITH examples if possible
Anxiety Feelings of fears and apprehension which are accompanied by
increased & prolonged psychological arousal.
Anxiety Disorders Classification of disorders characterised by severe anxiety.
Cognitive effects of Thoughts that can vary from a mild fear to a severe panic.
Somatic effects of Experiences in the body
Behavioural effects Avoidance behaviour
of anxiety "Avoiding situations"
Phobia A persistent or unreasonable fear of an object or situation.
Fear A reasonable fear of an object or situation
Agoraphobia Type of anxiety disorder that makes people afraid of public
E.g. public transport
Social Phobia Fear of being judged in public.
E.g. interview/speeches
Specific Phobia Fear of specific objects or stimulus
i.e. flying or fur


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