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(p. 161) Specific phobias* 

(p. 161) Specific phobias*
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(p. 161) Specific phobias*
Author(s):

Joan Kirk

and Khadj Rouf

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198529163.003.0008
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date: 24 October 2020

Chapter 8 presents information on specific phobias, the cognitive model of specific phobias, triggers, maintenance, key cognitions, the overestimation of the probability and consequences of damage, harm, or pain. Behavioural experiments relating to animal, natural environment, blood injury, situational, and atypical phobias are presented, and potential difficulties are discussed.

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