Passenger fear of flying: behavioural treatment with extensive in-vivo exposure and group support.

@article{Roberts1989PassengerFO,
  title={Passenger fear of flying: behavioural treatment with extensive in-vivo exposure and group support.},
  author={Russell J Roberts},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={342-8}
}
The techniques used in the treatment of passenger fear of flying are described. They include behaviour modification techniques (relaxation, systematic desensitization, and cognitive restructuring), an educational programme, high in-vivo exposure, and group support. Results from self-rating scales and qualitative feedback from course participants during 1979-1985, show that the collective use of these techniques contribute significantly to a reduction of fear and discomfort associated with… CONTINUE READING
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