Physiological and Cognitive Processes in the Regulation of Anxiety

  • Thomas D. Borkovec


For the past five years we have been engaged in a program of research whose ultimate goal has been the development and evaluation of therapeutic methods for reducing anxiety. A basic assumption underlying our work has been that the successful evolution of such strategies will be facilitated by advances in our knowledge about the nature of anxiety itself. Consequently the majority of the research has attempted to identify basic conditions (environmental and subject) that serve to maintain or reduce the anxiety response.


Conditioned Stimulus Anxiety Reaction Avoidance Behavior Physiological Arousal Anxiety Response 
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  • Thomas D. Borkovec
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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