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ERIC Number: EJ784812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
An Experiential Learning Activity Demonstrating Normal and Phobic Anxiety
Canu, Will H.
Teaching of Psychology, v35 n1 p22-25 Jan 2008
This article describes an activity for an undergraduate abnormal psychology course that used student-generated data to illustrate normal versus clinically significant anxiety responses related to specific phobias. Students (N = 37) viewed 14 images of low- or high-anxiety valence and rated their subjective response to each. Discussion in a subsequent class focused on differentiating normal from pathological fear and the theory of predisposed, evolution-linked phobias. Students indicated the exercise was interesting and contributed to their understanding of specific and social phobias. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A