AS AQA Phobias

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What is a specific phobia?
A strong fear and avoidance of a particular situation or object, causing anxiety, sometimes a panic acctack can be triggered and can lead to the object or situation being avoided. Subjects include, animals, environ, blood/injury, situaltional, atypic
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What must the fear be to be diagnosed as a phobia?
The fear must be unreasonable to the actual danger posed and be triggered immediatly when exposed to the object. It must be maladaptive to begin to interfere with everyday life
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What is a social phobia?
It is an extreme fear of being embarrased or humiliated in a situation, which can cause avoidance of a situation. 2 types: specific social phobia: public speaking, eating in public. generalised: less specific, speaking to authority
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What is agoraphobia?
Fear of crowds, or crowded public transport.2-3% of pop suffer. 2 types: with panic attacks - anxious about having them, avoid situations where it might happpen. Without panic attacks - less common, can make patient housebound as environ is not safe
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What is the behaviourist explaination of phobias?
Phobias are learnt from CLASSICAL conditioning and maintained by OPERANT conditioning, called 2 FACTOR THEORY. Generally known as avoidance conditioning. LITTLE ALBERT
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What is the psychodynamic explanation of phobias?
When id impulses are repressed, anxiety is displaced onto another object, but the real fear is not the phobia but anotehr object. FREUD - LITTLE HANS's fear of hourses was fear of his father
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