Flashcards in Phobias Deck (11):
What are Phobias?
An irrational fear of an object or situation characterised by fear and anxiety
Anxiety disorder section, whereby disorders have the primary symptom of anxiety.
Social Anxiety (Social Phobia):
Phobia of a social situation
Phobia of being in public places
Ways in which people act
Examples of Behavioral Characteristics
Panic, Avoidance, Disruption of functioning, Endurance
Ways in which people feel
Examples of Emotional Characteristics
Anxiety, Fear, Unreasonable emotional response
Concerns the way in which people process information, those with a phobic disorder tend to process information differently from other objects/situations