Combining popular appeal with accessibly written entries suitable for research projects, this fascinating encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the psychological and scientific aspects of phobias. ac Provides scientifically grounded, accessibly written content contributed by current leading researchers and clinicians in the area of phobias and anxiety disorders ac Covers a variety of the most common specific phobias, including fears of spiders, enclosed spaces, snakes, and heights ac Includes illustrative examples and case vignettes to bring the subject matter to life ac Supplies comprehensive coverage of scientific and clinical perspectives, with attention to historical, cultural, and popular contexts ac Enables readers to trace the history, theories, and practices associated with the study and treatment of phobiasfrequently avoided or tolerated with significant levels of fear or distress. ... a certain radius around the home (often referred to as a safety zone), or leaving the house only with certain asafea individuals. ... when it is crowded, for fear of being unable to escape in the case of experiencing a panic attack or panic-like symptoms.
|Author||:||Irena Milosevic Ph.D., Randi E. McCabe Ph.D.|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2015-03-03|