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Reasons Why Avoidance Behavior Increases Anxiety


Avoidance behavior leads to anxiety. This is like a snowball that gets bigger and bigger and you don’t notice it until there’s nothing you can do about it. Many things can lead to anxiety in a person. There are also various maintaining factors that increase it. Some of the mechanisms by which anxiety lingers, both in specific situations and in a generalized way, are avoidance and negative escape reinforcement. Before explaining these terms, you must know what negative reinforcement is and the difference between reinforcement and punishment. Furthermore, operant conditioning, whose greatest exponent is Skinner, is a psychological current that…

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Chantal Maille
Praticien en Psychothérapie - Psychanalyste, Coaching conjugal & Sophrologie

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