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(p. 183) Nonassociative Factors in the Development of Phobias 

(p. 183) Nonassociative Factors in the Development of Phobias
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(p. 183) Nonassociative Factors in the Development of Phobias
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Ross G. Menzies

and Lynne M. Harris

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195123630.003.0009
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date: 04 April 2020

This chapter reviews evidence for the nonassociativeaccount of fear acquisition by examining four of the most widely claimedexemplars of nonassociative fear, namely stranger fear, separation anxiety,height fear, and water fear. The chapter concludes with an examination ofcommon criticisms of the nonassociative position.

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