Behavior as information: if i avoid, then there must be a danger

Gangemi, A., Mancini, F., van den Hout, M., (2012), Behavior as information: “if I avoid, then there must be a danger” - Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43  1032-1038.

 

Abstract:
Cognitive models of anxiety disorders view safety-seeking behaviors (i.e., avoidance, washing, etc.) as plying a crucial role in the maintenance of irrational fear. An explanation of how these behaviors may contribute ti the maintenance of unrealistic beliefs is that patients use their safety behaviors as a source of information about the situation (behavior as information): the behavior is clear evidence of the danger. This study investigates whether, relative to non-clinical control participants, anxious participants actually infer danger on the basis of their safety behaviors, rather than on the basis of objective information.

 

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