Phobias, history of ; Fight or flight response ; Subjective units of distress scale

Faculty Advisor
anxiety disorders, phobias, encyclopedias
Abstract (summary)
Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear is the definitive volume on a broad range of topics related to fears and phobias. After an introduction to the subject of fear and phobias, the encyclopedia presents approximately 200 A-Z, cross-referenced entries that address phobias from a variety of angles--types of fears, root causes, physiological and psychological effects, classification, and treatments. The work presents accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date information based on scientific evidence. The majority of the numerous contributors are anxiety disorder researchers and clinicians who possess cutting-edge knowledge of their areas of expertise.
Publication Information
Penney, A. M., & Teatero, M. L. (2015). Phobias, history of; Fight or flight response; Subjective units of distress scale. In R. E. McCabe & I. Milosevic (Eds.), Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear, An Encyclopedia. Retrieved from
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Book Chapter
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