Phobias: The Psychology of Irrational Fear

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Combining popular appeal with accessibly written entries suitable for research projects, this fascinating encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the psychological and scientific aspects of phobias.


· Provides scientifically grounded, accessibly written content contributed by current leading researchers and clinicians in the area of phobias and anxiety disorders

· Covers a variety of the most common specific phobias, including fears of spiders, enclosed spaces, snakes, and heights

· Includes illustrative examples and case vignettes to bring the subject matter to life

· Supplies comprehensive coverage of scientific and clinical perspectives, with attention to historical, cultural, and popular contexts

· Enables readers to trace the history, theories, and practices associated with the study and treatment of phobias

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Phobias are the most prevalent mental disorder in both adults and children.

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Irena Milosevic, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and an assistant professor (part-time) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, both in Hamilton, Canada.

Randi E. McCabe, PhD, is director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and psychologist-in-chief at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, both in Ontario, Canada.

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