Unpredictable and uncontrollable events: a new perspective on experimental neurosis.

  title={Unpredictable and uncontrollable events: a new perspective on experimental neurosis.},
  author={Susan Mineka and John F. Kihlstrom},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={87 2},
Recent work has shown that unpredictable and/or uncontrollable events can produce a variety of cognitive, affective, and somatic disturbances to the organism. These disturbances are compared to and found to be quite similar to the symptoms of the classic cases of experimental neurosis described by Pavlov, Gantt, Liddell, Masserman, and Wolpe. The hypothesis is then developed that the common thread running through the entire experimental neurosis literature is that in each case important life… CONTINUE READING

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