Aims and Context: Bennett-levy and Marteau

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  • Evolutionary psychologists suggest that phobias are adaptive behaviors that helped our ancestors survive
  • they say that these adaptive behaviors can lay dormant in our brain
  • Seligman suggested that humans are biologically prepared to fear certain animals, he says that this fear is not necessarily triggered by any traumatic experience for example, fearing a lion despite never seeing one before, bhe says that this fear appears early in life
  • Mineka et al conducted a piece of research using wild-reared and lab-reared monkeys and they found that the wild-reared monkeys showed considerable amount…


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