Cognitive Behavioral Models of Phobias and Pervasive Anxiety



Over the last several decades, the expansion of cognitive behavioral models of anxiety disorders has led to improvements in therapeutic interventions and treatment outcomes. Behavioral models are dependent on learning processes and conditioning potentials (such as the nonassociative account; Menzies & Clarke, 1995). Further, contemporary learning theories suggest that anxiety serves as a conditioned response, as well as an unconditioned response, leading to future conditioning for anxiolytic stimuli (Bouton, Mineka, & Barlow, 2001).


Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Generalize Anxiety Disorder Childhood Anxiety Separation Anxiety Disorder 
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFordham UniversityBronxUSA

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