Assessment targets

At the end of the chapter, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can I explain the key diagnostic criteria for specific phobia?
  • Can I explain how phobias are learnt, and do I know the limitations of these explanations?
  • Can I explain preparedness theory, and am I aware of its limitations?
  • Do I understand how specific phobias are treated and can I relate the therapy back to the theories on which it is based?