Baruch Elitzur

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Evolutionary-psychology hypothesizes how character traits, emotions and behavioral patterns present in modern-day humans, have evolved to contribute to the survival and procreation of our ancestors. Stevens and Price (2000) wrote, "Darwinian paradigm is the bedrock on which allã biological sciences are now based, and no psychological explanation can hope to(More)
The present paper describes an adaptation of Jacobson's Progressive Relaxation aiming to suit the specific needs of a short term residential facility for acting out adolescents (shelter). The relaxation was induced in small groups and was geared to teach the participants self-relaxation. Each session, which lasts about 20 minutes, focused on the major(More)
Paruresis, or bashful bladder, is a functional disorder that involves inability to urinate in the presence of others. The symptom meets the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for simple phobia or social phobia. Although the prevalence of paruresis is relatively high (7% in 1 study and 32% in another), there are few reports of its treatment. The treatment of choice(More)
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