Diminishing fear vicariously by watching others

Phobias — whether it’s fear of spiders, clowns, or small spaces — are common and can be difficult to treat. New research suggests that watching someone else safely interact with the supposedly harmful object can help to extinguish these conditioned fear responses, and prevent them from resurfacing later on.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/afp…



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