How Laboratory-Derived Principles of Learning Have Conquered the Neuroses

  • Joseph Wolpe


Neuroses are a very widespread cause of long-term human suffering, which is often severe, occasionally to the point where suicide is attempted. The ages have witnessed many theories of neurosis and countless prescriptions for treatment; but only in the past quarter century have laboratory studies identified their basis, making possible the development of rational methods of therapy, as the following pages will describe.


Behavior Therapy Reciprocal Inhibition Experimental Cage Transcendental Meditation Anxiety Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Wolpe
    • 1
  1. 1.Temple University School of Medicine and Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

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