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Cognitive Behavioral Models of Phobias and Pervasive Anxiety

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Abstract

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).

Keywords

Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Generalize Anxiety Disorder Childhood Anxiety Separation Anxiety Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFordham UniversityBronxUSA

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