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Nervousness sensitivity (AS) is the terror of tension sensations which arises from ideals that those sensations have destructive somatic, social, or mental effects. over the last decade, AS has attracted loads of cognizance from researchers and clinicians with greater than a hundred peer-reviewed magazine articles released. furthermore, AS has been the topic of diverse symposia, papers, and posters at expert conventions. Why this turning out to be curiosity? idea and examine recommend that AS performs a tremendous function within the etiology and upkeep of many types of psychopathology, together with nervousness problems, melancholy, persistent ache, and substance abuse. Bringing jointly specialists from various various components, this quantity deals the 1st finished cutting-edge assessment of AS--its conceptual foundations, evaluate, explanations, results, and treatment--and issues new instructions for destiny paintings. it is going to turn out to be a useful source for clinicians, researchers, scholars, and trainees in all psychological health and wellbeing professions.

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Both assess how disturbed or fearful respondents are of a variety of stimuli. Thus, Reiss implied that Equation 1 applies not only to avoidance motivation, but also to subjective experience of fear. This is consistent with the view that emotions represent action tendencies (Izard, 1977) and fear represents the particular tendency to escape or avoid noxious stimuli. , fear of heights) are determined by six variables, which form three interaction terms. , "I could fall if I look over the cliff edge"), (b) anxiety expectancy ("I will panic"), (c) expectancy of social disaster ("People will laugh at me if they see that I'm frightened of heights"), (d) sensitivity to injury/illness/death ("It would be horrible to fall''), (e) sensitivity to anxiety ("I could die or go crazy if my anxiety gets too intense"), and (f) sensitivity to negative evaluation ("It would be awful to be ridiculed").

Lilienfeld, 1996a, 1996b; Lilienfeld, Turner, & Jacob, 1993, 1996, 1998; McNally, 1966a, 1996b; Reiss, 1997; Taylor, 1955a, 1995b, 1996). These and related issues are reviewed in various chapters in this volume (see chaps. 4-7). An important area that has escaped critical scrutiny is Reiss' expectancy theory (Reiss, 1980, 1991; Reiss & McNally, 1985). This oversight is surprising because the expectancy theory provides an important theoretical context for AS. The theory was developed to explain how and why AS could cause fear, anxiety, panic, and avoidance behavior.

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