Phobias

Social Anxiety

Your teacher asked you to stand in front the whole class to talk. You move to a new town and you have to meet the new neighbors. Your boss asked you to do a presentation in front of a bunch of people at work. If these scenarios cause you to sweat, feel dizzy, and your …

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The fear of heights

I have a fear of heights. Acrophobia or fear of heights is one of the most common phobias in the world. It is an extreme or irrational fear or phobia of heights, especially when one is not particularly high up. Heights never bothered me when I was younger though. Growing up I was extremely fond …

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A Study on the Behavioural Approach to the Treatment of Phobias

Outline and evaluate the behavioural approach to treating phobias. One behavioural approach to treating phobias is through systematic desensitisation (SD). This is where patients gradually are introduced to or imagine the stimulus of the phobia and are taught relaxation techniques in a hierarchy to eventually treat the phobia. The other is flooding which is the …

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