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Advantages - • Neurotransmitters low levels of GABA low levels of serotonin high levels of noradrendaline • Brain systems – limbic

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o Advantages Good internal validity Causation Repeatable o Weaknesses May not generalize Ethical implications Never 100% sure of internal validity but you can minimize confounds Research design o Research program – choice of design depends on question and practical issues Each one has strengths and limitations Solution: series of studies Test 2 Anxiety Disorders Anxiety o Definition Mood state characterized by marked negative affect (emotional), bodily sx of tension (physiological), apprehension of the future (cognitive) Persistent fear in the absence of external danger o Benefits Built-in warning system Moderate amounts optimal performance Graphed as an inverted U shape Ex: test anxiety o Causes Biological Genetics – inherit tendency to be tense, uptight
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Unformatted text preview: • Neurotransmitters: low levels of GABA, low levels of serotonin, high levels of noradrendaline • Brain systems – limbic system (especially the amygdala) Psychological • Learning from childhood experiences a “sense of uncontrollability” o Abuse o Divorce o Religious teachings o Moving around a lot o OR…an overly sheltered life, the kid never learns that he can cope with adversity • Conditioning explanation – fear response to true danger o UCS – person almost fell off a balcony o UCR- fear o The emotional response becomes associated with the cues of the true danger o CS – heights o CR – fear/panic Social • Stressful life events • Low social support...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 245 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Advantages - • Neurotransmitters low levels of GABA low levels of serotonin high levels of noradrendaline • Brain systems – limbic

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