Components of dental fear in adults?

  title={Components of dental fear in adults?},
  author={Daniel W McNeil and M L Berryman},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={27 3},
The functional relatedness between dental fear and multiple other fears was studied in a normative sample of 285 undergraduates. Rachman and Lopatka's work on the inter-dependence of multiple fears within individuals, as well as Lang's bioinformational theory of emotion, provided a theoretical background for this investigation. Fears about social contact, pain, mutilation (e.g. injury, blood, disfigurement), and being closed-in were assessed within the realm of verbal report; they were studied… CONTINUE READING

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