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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.
- Spring '08