Phobia A Presentation by Sandra Nguyen SLC: Arts and Education
Introduction <ul><li>Phobias are intense but irrational fears of certain objects, places, situations, or activities that a...
Types <ul><li>There are 3 types of phobias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Phobia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of soci...
How it affects people <ul><li>If not treated phobia can worsen and severely affect and restrict one’s life: </li></ul><ul>...
Thesis <ul><li>The theory that people develop phobia through learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditioning </li></ul></ul><u...
Conditioning <ul><li>Conditioning shows that people learn through association </li></ul><ul><li>Little Albert Case </li></...
Traumatic Experience and Observations <ul><li>Traumatic experiences and observations can become ‘lessons’ where we learn t...
Treatments <ul><li>Treatment shows how people can ‘unlearn’ their irrational fear, which suggests that people learned that...
Conclusion <ul><li>Phobia is the irrational fear of certain things </li></ul><ul><li>Conditioning, traumatic experience an...
Works Cited <ul><li>www.Helpguide.org/mental/phobia_symptoms_types_treatments.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.medicinenet.com/ph...
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Period 2 - Sandra Nguyen - Phobia

  1. 1. Phobia A Presentation by Sandra Nguyen SLC: Arts and Education
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Phobias are intense but irrational fears of certain objects, places, situations, or activities that are usually harmless </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types <ul><li>There are 3 types of phobias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Phobia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of social situations (ex: public speaking) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific Phobia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of particular things/situations (ex: animals, the dark, blood, etc) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agoraphobia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of being outside </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How it affects people <ul><li>If not treated phobia can worsen and severely affect and restrict one’s life: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not only caused by the phobia itself but also the actions taken to avoid whatever triggers it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People who have phobia may struggle with school jobs and have problems with family and friends </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thesis <ul><li>The theory that people develop phobia through learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traumatic experience and observations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Conditioning <ul><li>Conditioning shows that people learn through association </li></ul><ul><li>Little Albert Case </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little Albert associates furry white mice with a frightening noise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Little Albert’s fear eventually generalizes to other things that are similar </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Traumatic Experience and Observations <ul><li>Traumatic experiences and observations can become ‘lessons’ where we learn to fear and avoid something </li></ul><ul><li>9/11 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey shows that after the event of 9/11, many children became afraid of going outside and people became afraid of flying </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Treatments <ul><li>Treatment shows how people can ‘unlearn’ their irrational fear, which suggests that people learned that fear in the first place </li></ul><ul><li>Counter Conditioning or Cognitive Therapy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Phobia is the irrational fear of certain things </li></ul><ul><li>Conditioning, traumatic experience and observation, and treatment are examples that shows we are able to learn to irrationally fear something </li></ul><ul><li>Also shows that people can learn to stop fearing these things </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>www.Helpguide.org/mental/phobia_symptoms_types_treatments.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.medicinenet.com/phobias/article.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology Textbook: Seventh Edition </li></ul><ul><li>www.suite101.com/content/the-causes-cures-of-phobias-a33665 </li></ul><ul><li>www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/phobias </li></ul>

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