Discussion Questions 10

Discussion Questions 10 - B ryan Mattfeld PID: 905412174...

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PID: 905412174 November 3rd, 2009 1. Some of the reported common childhood fears are suffocation, being hit by a car, bombing attacks, fire, heights, and death. Although many of these fears seem very justified, in fact many could be argued to be instinctual survival apprehensions, some fears such as bombing threats seem a little suprising. It seems that children have become much more aware of the fears shared by modern society. I did not suspect that children would have fears which required cultural awareness based on global tensions. This demonstrates that fears can be vicariously transferred from parents to influence childhood anxiety. 2. One of the major difference variables regarding the genetic factors of fear is trait anxiety. This is a child’s likelyhood to react in an anxious manner to a stimuli which would normally produce anxiety. Two other variables are behavioural inhibition and anxiety sensitivity. Behavioural inhibition is the likelyhood a child will be shy or fearful
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