Psychological Review, 46, 553-65. A STIMULUS-RESPONSE ANALYSIS OF ANXIETY AND ITS ROLE AS A REINFORCING AGENT

@inproceedings{Mowrer2011PsychologicalR4,
  title={Psychological Review, 46, 553-65. A STIMULUS-RESPONSE ANALYSIS OF ANXIETY AND ITS ROLE AS A REINFORCING AGENT},
  author={O. Hobart Mowrer},
  year={2011}
}
Within recent decades an important change has taken place in the scientific view of anxiety (fear), 2 its genesis, and its psychological significance. Writing in 1890, William James (6) stoutly supported the then current supposition that anxiety was an instinctive (‘idiopathic’) reaction to certain objects or situations, which might or might not represent real danger. To the extent that the instinctively given, predetermined objects of anxiety were indeed dangerous, anxiety reactions had… CONTINUE READING

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