Fundamentals_of_Abnormal_Psychology_6e_Ch04

The irs will audit you this year 1 in 100 you will

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Unformatted text preview: every day. Most of the catastrophes they fear are not probable. Perhaps the ability to live by laws of probability rather than possibility is what separates the fearless from the fearful. What are the odds, then, that commonly feared events will happen? The range of probability is wide, but the odds are usually heavily in our favor. The IRS will audit you this year . . . 1 in 100 You will develop a tooth cavity . . . 1 in 6 You will be killed on your next automobile outing . . . 1 in 4 million You will be murdered this year . . . 1 in 12,000 You will contract AIDS from a blood transfusion . . . 1 in 100,000 Condom use will eventually fail to prevent pregnancy . . . 1 in 10 You will be killed on your next bus ride . . . 1 in 500 million You will die in a tsunami . . . 1 in 500,000 An IUD will eventually fail to prevent pregnancy . . . 1 in 10 You will be hit by a baseball at a major league game . . . 1 in 300,000 You will be attacked by a shark . . . 1 in 4 million Coitus interruptus will eventually fail to prevent pregnancy . . . 1 in 5 You will drown in the tub this year . . . 1 in 685,000 You will receive a diagnosis of cancer this year . . . 1 in 8,000 Your house will have a fire this year . . . 1 in 200 A woman will develop breast cancer during her lifetime . . . 1 in 9 You will die as a result of a collision between an asteroid and the earth . . . 1 in 500,000 Your carton will contain a broken egg . . . 1 in 10 A piano player will eventually develop lower back pain . . . 1 in 3 Chapman, 2007; Wells, 2005) and that repeated metaworrying is a powerful predictor of developing the disorder (Wells & Carter, 1999). According to another new explanation for generalized anxiety disorder, the intolerance of uncertainty theory, certain individuals believe that any possibility of a negative event occurring, no matter how slim, means that the event is likely to occur. Given this intolerance of uncertainty, such persons are inclined to worry and are, in turn, more prone to develop generalized anxiety disorder (Dugas, Buhr, & Ladouceur, 2004).Think of when you meet someone you’re attracted to and how you then feel prior to texting or calling call him or her for the first time—or how you feel while you’re waiting for that person to contact you for the first time. The worry that you experience in such ComFun6e_Ch04_C!.indd 101 You will die as a result of a lightning strike . . . 1 in 84,000 (ADAPTED FROM BRITT, 2005) •basic irrational assumptions•The inaccurate and inappropriate beliefs held by people with various psychological problems, according to Albert Ellis. 12/10/09 11:16:06 AM ://CHAPTER 4 Oz Company Ltd/The Kobal Collection 102 Fearful delights Many people enjoy the feeling of fear as long as it occurs under controlled circumstances, as when they are safely watching the tension grow in the hugely popular series of movies The Grudge 1, 2, and 3. These films, American remakes of the Japanese movie Ju-on, have collectively grossed more than $200 million. instances—the sense o...
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