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Anxiety 101

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ISBN-10: 0826104886

ISBN-13: 9780826104885

Edition: 2010

Authors: Moshe Zeidner

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This user-friendly book is designed to address the most critical aspects of anxiety, especially those involving individual differences and interventions.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
What Is This Thing Called Anxiety?
Anxiety, Versus Fear
Trait Versus State Anxiety
Facets of State Anxiety
Normal Versus Clinical Anxiety
General Versus Contextualized Anxiety
Anxiety: What Is it Good For?
Facets of Anxiety: Unpacking the Anxiety Response
The Cognitive Facet
The Affective/Somatic Facet
The Behavioral Facet
Major Forms of Anxiety in Modern Society
Test Anxiety
Math Anxiety
Computer Anxiety
Sports Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Terror-Related Anxiety and Trauma
Summary: Key Issues in Anxiety Research
How Do We Best Assess Anxiety
Subjective Scales for Measuring Anxiety
General Subjective Measures
Anxiety in Context
Physiological Measures of Anxiety
Questionable Construct Validity
Low Convergence of Physiological Measures
Poor Reliability
Response Specificity
Behavioral Measures of Anxiety
Implicit Anxiety Measures
Performance Measures
Gender and Age Differences
Gender Differences
Age Differences
Summary and Conclusions
Theories and Perspectives on Anxiety
Of Historical Interest
The Psychoanalytical Model
Learning Models of Anxiety
Drive Theory
Biological Perspectives
Evolutionary Perspectives
Functional Neurobiological Perspectives
Cognitive Models
Appraisal Theories
State-Trait Interactional and Transactional Models of Anxiety
Self-Control (Regulation) Model of Anxiety
Summary and Conclusions
What are the Origins of Anxiety
Some Basic Issues
Temperament in Children
Longitudinal Studies
Generational Effects
Heredity and Environment
A Family Affair: Behavior Genetic Studies
Molecular Genetics: DNA for Anxiety
Environmental Influences
Anxiety, As a Product of Genes and Environment
Family Environment: How to Raise An Anxious Child
Prenatal Maternal Environment
Attachment Processes
Child-Rearing Practices
Anxiety in Context: The School Environment
Competitive Climate
Evaluative Orientation and Practice
Social Comparison
History of Failure Experiences
In Sum
How Does Anxiety Affect Cognitive Outcomes?
Anxiety and Cognitive Performance
Mediating Versus Moderating Factors
Theoretical Perspectives
Information-Processing Models
Attentional Control Theory
Self-Regulative Theory of Anxiety
Summary and Conclusions
Does Intervention Help?
Normative Versus Pathological Anxiety
Theoretical Conceptions of Pathological Anxiety
Dynamics of Cognitive Vulnerability
Coping With Anxiety
Effectiveness of Coping Strategies
Stress Management and the Training of Coping Skills
Clinical Interventions
Emotion-Focused Interventions
Cognitively Oriented Interventions
Metacognitive Interventions
Pharmacotherapy
Clinical Considerations
Summary and Conclusions
Looking Ahead to a Cognitive Science of Anxiety
Cognitive Models of Anxiety As Standard Theory
Origins of Anxiety
Consequences of Anxiety
Interventions
Toward a Cognitive Science of Anxiety
Cognitive Neuroscience
Anxiety and Self-Knowledge
Challenges to Cognitive Theory
Challenges in Measurement: What Are Questionnaires Missing?
The Challenge From Embodiment: Is Anxiety a Somatic State?
The Challenge From Animal Models: Is Human Anxiety Nothing Special?
The Challenge From Social Psychology: Is Anxiety Personalized?
Conclusions
References
Index