Psychological Perspectives on Fear of Flying

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"This is the first authoritative work to examine the psychological determinants and effects associated with the 'fear of flying'. It is an up-to-date and wide-ranging handbook, covering theory, research and practice. The international panel of authors are all experienced researchers and clinicians, and are leaders in their respective fields." The book is intended for those who work professionally in commercial and military aviation. This includes aviation psychologists, aerospace medical/nursing personnel, flying instructors, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists and those involved in fear of flying programs. A secondary audience includes researchers, professionals with an interest in anxiety/phobia, travel health clinic nurses and counsellors/therapists. Those who have a fear of flying themselves will also find the contents of interest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754609032
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/27/2003
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
1 Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics of People who Self-refer for Treatment for their Fear of Flying 1
2 The Influence of the Media on Perception of Risk Associated with Flying 19
3 The Effect of Information about Aviation on Fearful Flyers 28
4 Construction and Psychometric Characteristics of Two Self-report Questionnaires for the Assessment of Fear of Flying 40
5 Personality Pathology and Fear of Flying: Cognitive-behavioural Treatment Outcome 69
6 Cognitive Coping and Anxiety among People with Fear of Flying 89
7 Multi-dimensional Approaches to the Treatment of Passenger Fear of Flying - Practical and Contextual Challenges 100
8 Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy for a Fear of Flying 114
9 Cognitive-behavioural Treatment of Fear of Flying - Follow-up at Two Years 126
10 Multi-component Standardised Cognitive-behavioural Group Treatment Programme for Fear of Flying 143
11 Brief, Solution-focused Psychological Treatment for Fear of Flying 168
12 Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of Fear of Flying 186
13 Computer-assisted Therapy for Flight Phobia 199
14 Flight Crew Involvement in the Fear of Flying 211
15 Putting Fear to Flight: Cases in Psychological Treatment 229
Index 245
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2005

    A Classroom Companion

    The textbook is a pleasant departure from the dozens of self-help books that promise relief from fear, but never tell you if their advice really works. Robert Bor and Lucas van Gerwen treat their readers to a buffet of clinical studies, therapy critiques, technological aides, suggestions for air carrier personnel, and therapy success stories. The text has utility for the classroom, as a companion text. The content might not be lengthy enough for a stand-alone text, but if paired with other research studies in the same field, it would give the students a foundation from which to launch into discussion and further study. A full review is available in the International Journal of Applied Aviation Studies, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2003.

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