Is anxiety just some imprecise term developed by our verbal community? Or does anxiety refer to a specific series of private events that can affect human behavior? Well, we've spent over an hour discussing the who's, what's, and where's of anxiety in the hopes of coming to some sort of a conclusion. I don't know if we do, but at least Rob wrote a new song for the occasion!
Articles discussed this episode:
Friman, Patrick C., Hayes, S.C., & Wilson, K.G. (1998). Why behavior analysts should study emotion: The example of anxiety. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31, 137-156. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1998.31-137
Flood, W.A. & Wilder, D.A. (2004). The use of differential reinforcement and fading to increase time away from a caregiver in a child with separation anxiety disorder. Education and Treatment of Children, 27, 1-8.
Hagopian, L.P. & Jennett, H.K. (2008). Behavioral assessment and treatment of anxiety in individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 20, 467-483. doi: 10/1007/s10882-008-9114-8
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