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(p. 355) The Etiology of Childhood Specific Phobia: A Multifactorial Model 

(p. 355) The Etiology of Childhood Specific Phobia: A Multifactorial Model
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(p. 355) The Etiology of Childhood Specific Phobia: A Multifactorial Model
Author(s):

Peter Muris

and Harald Merckelbach

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195123630.003.0016
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date: 18 October 2019

This chapter describes a multifactorial model of the etiology of(childhood) specific phobias. The model attempts to integrate theempirical material that has accumulated over the past years, including normal and abnormal childhood fears, genetically linked factors, environmental factors, and maintenance of fears and phobias.

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