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A Threat Imminence Approach to Human Fear Responding
Direction of Threat, Aversive Contexts, and Electrodermal Responses

By Anders Flykt
September 1999
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-554-4360-5
263 pages
$41.00 paper original

A review of the literature indicated that fear responding is biologically prepared to be quickly learned, with no need for awareness of the fear stimulus and is resistant to extinction. These features of fear response learning to biological threat stimuli are assumed to result from evolution. From the reviewed literature, a simplified integrated model for information processing is proposed.

Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis Studia Psychologica Upsaliensia, No. 18