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The Concept of Behavioral Inhibition

Jerome Kagan

in Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780195118872
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118872.003.0001

Series: Series in Affective Science

The Concept of Behavioral Inhibition

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This volume presents a review of the current state of knowledge on fear and its pathological expressions. Two of the most common psychiatric disorders — anxiety and mood disorders — involve dysregulation of some sort in components of the fear system. The study of fear demonstrates a noteworthy development in the science of emotion where continuous two-way interaction regularly occurs between scientists studying the phenomena in animals at more basic levels and those studying it in humans at more integrative levels.

Keywords: fear; anxiety; mood disorders; psychiatric disorders; dysregulation; emotion; animals; humans

Chapter.  4136 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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