Psychological Perspectives On Fear Of Flying

Autore: Lucas van Gerwen
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 135190793X
Grandezza: 74,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 512

This is the first authoritative work to examine the psychological determinants and effects associated with the 'fear of flying'. The contents include: · the extent and nature of the problem of fear of flying; · understanding public perceptions of safety associated with flying; · assessment of clients; psychological treatment approaches; · the use of specific interventions (e.g. virtual reality) and clinical case studies. 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.

Psychological Perspectives On Fear Of Flying

Autore: Robert Bor
Editore: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754609032
Grandezza: 13,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2149

An up to date and authoritative handbook that covers theory, research and practice; extent and nature of the problem, public perceptions of safety, assessment, treatment approaches, specific interventions (e.g. virtual reality) and clinical case studies.

Flying Without Fear

Autore: Duane Brown
Editore: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572240421
Grandezza: 55,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7125

This well-researched guide helps anxious flyers understand the reasons and physiology of their fears and teaches them how to cope with their anxieties, both before flights and while in the air. As lead trainer for American Airlines' AAirBorn program and leader of fear-of-flying seminars, Brown has the insider's knowledge about the industry to tell readers the truth about the often-exaggerated hazards of flying.

Aviation Mental Health

Autore: Todd Hubbard
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409484912
Grandezza: 67,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8565

This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation; covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources practitioners working in the airline industry. Pilot mental health has, hitherto, been regarded as a specialist topic in aviation medicine. Consequently, practitioners and researchers alike have been forced to consult specialist journals or seek out a relevant chapter on this topic in a general textbook to develop or update their understanding of the relevant issues. This book seeks to remedy this situation by gathering together all of the relevant insights into a single authoritative source gathered from the leading specialists in the field. It aims to cover all of the main relevant issues including the assessment, care, management and treatment of mental health problems, as well as the prevention of mental health problems among this occupational group.

Overcome Your Fear Of Flying

Autore: Robert Bor
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1847091245
Grandezza: 38,73 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9065

Fear of flying is common, affecting up to 30% of the adult population, and can have disastrous social and professional consequences, spoiling holidays, damaging careers and putting relationships under stress. The good news is that this is one of the most treatable psychological problems. Overcome Your Fear of Flying, written by two psychologists and a pilot, looks at effective skills and techniques you can use to help reduce the anxiety commonly associated with flying.

Understanding Extreme Sports A Psychological Perspective

Autore: Eric Brymer
Editore: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889635430
Grandezza: 19,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 820

Extreme sports, those activities that lie on the outermost edges of independent adventurous leisure activities, where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death, have developed into a significant worldwide phenomenon (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017a). Extreme sport activities are continually evolving, typical examples include BASE (an acronym for Buildings, Antennae, Span, Earth) jumping and related activities such as proximity flying, extreme skiing, big wave surfing, waterfall kayaking, rope free solo climbing and high-level mountaineering. While participant numbers in many traditional team and individual sports such as golf, basketball and racket sports have declined over the last decade or so, participant numbers in so called extreme sports have surged. Although extreme sports are still assumed to be a Western pastime, there has been considerable Global uptake. Equally, the idea that adventure sports are only for the young is also changing as participation rates across the generations are growing. For example, baby boomers are enthusiastic participants of adventure sports more generally (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017b; Patterson, 2002) and Generation Z turn to extreme sports because they are popular and linked to escapism (Giannoulakis & Pursglove, 2017). Arguably, extreme sports now support a multi-billion dollar industry and the momentum seems to be intensifying. Traditional explanations for why extreme sports have become so popular are varied. For some, the popularity is explained as the desire to rebel against a society that is becoming too risk averse, for others it is about the spectacle and the merchandise that is associated with organised activities and athletes. For others it is just that there are a lot of people attracted by risk and danger or just want to show off. For others still it is about the desire to belong to sub-cultures and the glamour that goes with extreme sports. Some seek mastery in their chosen activity and in situations of significant challenges. This confusion is unfortunate as despite their popularity there is still a negative perception about extreme sports participation. There is a pressing need for clarity. The dominant research perspective has focused on positivist theory-driven perspectives that attempt to match extreme sports against predetermined characteristics. For the most part empirical research has conformed to predetermined societal perspectives. Other ways of knowing might reveal more nuanced perspectives of the human dimension of extreme sport participation. This special edition brings together cutting-edge research and thought examining psychology and extreme sports, with particular attention payed to the examination of motivations for initial participation, continued participation, effective performance, and outcomes from participation. References Brymer, E. & Schweitzer, R. (2017a) Phenomenology and the extreme sports experience, NY, Routledge. Brymer, E, & Schweitzer, R, D. (2017b) Evoking the Ineffable: The phenomenology of extreme sports, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice 4(1):63-74 Giannoulakis, C., & Pursglove, L., K., (2017) Evolution of the Action Sport Setting. In S.E. Klein Ed. Defining Sport: Conceptions and Borderlines. Lexington Books, London. 128-146 Patterson, I. (2002) Baby Boomers and Adventure Tourism: The Importance of Marketing the Leisure Experience, World Leisure Journal, 44:2, 4-10, DOI: 10.1080/04419057.2002.9674265

Passenger Behaviour

Autore: Robert Bor
Editore: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754609360
Grandezza: 37,62 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4809

With 2003 being the 100th anniversary of modern aviation, Passenger Behaviour is published at a timely milestone for the aviation industry. This book examines a wide range of topics that help the reader to acquire a psychological understanding of how air

Psychology Of Space Exploration Contemporary Research In Historical Perspective

Autore: Douglas A. Vakoch
Editore: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160897432
Grandezza: 79,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7861

Through essays on topics including survival in extreme environments and the multicultural dimensions of exploration, readers will gain an understanding of the psychological challenges that have faced the space program since its earliest days. An engaging read for those interested in space, history, and psychology alike, this is a highly relevant read as we stand poised on the edge of a new era of spaceflight. Each essay also explicitly addresses the history of the psychology of space exploration.

The Political Psychology Of Terrorism Fears

Autore: Daniel Antonius, PhD
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199925925
Grandezza: 70,29 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5327

The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears examines how emotional responses to terrorism, and specifically, fear, impact on political processes in multiple international contexts. The volume presents an integrated collection of empirical and theoretical studies and discusses the implications of this body of research.

The Nervous Flyer S Handbook Your Portable Flight Coach

Autore: Kate L. Fellows
Editore: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608442993
Grandezza: 51,71 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 806

Finally, a resource for nervous and fearful flyers from someone who can relate! Written by an "expert passenger" and former nervous flyer, this portable "flight coach" provides honest, realistic and time-tested ways to manage flight (and possibly even enjoy the experience). The Nervous Flyer's Handbook will help you: Understand that your feelings about flight are normal Put your nervousness or fear into perspective Think about flight in new ways Prepare for a flight in order to minimize any additional stressors Understand the basics and get through each phase of flight Plan effective, distracting activities and coping techniques Manage special issues that might come up Don't let your nervousness about flight take priority over visiting loved ones, taking that vacation, or an important business trip. The Nervous Flyer's Handbook is here to encourage and coach you along - for all of your future flights! Kate Fellows has been a domestic and international "reluctant frequent flyer" for over 20 years, with well over five hundred flights worth of experience. For many of those years, she struggled with an intense fear of flying, but was determined to not let that stop her from visiting family and taking business trips. Finding most fear-of-flying resources from pilots and psychologists either too technical, unrealistic or generic, Kate started writing down her own perspectives, coping techniques and other ideas about the flight experience. Her pile of notes grew with each flight, and she found that re-reading these before and during each flight greatly reduced her fear of flying. Today Kate flies confidently and with ease, and those notes have evolved into this book, which she hopes can benefit other passengers in the same way. Kate lives with her family in Washington state."

Commercial Aviation Safety

Autore: Alexander T. Wells
Grandezza: 36,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9879

*An overview of airline industry safety statistics, standards, and mandates *Covers FAA regulatory structure, development of technologies, management roles, air transport safety measurement methods - and more *Includes tables relating to commercial aviation accident statistics *New chapter on Aviation Security

Anxiety Psychological Perspectives On Panic And Agoraphobia

Autore: Richard S. Hallam
Grandezza: 72,77 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6688

This volume analyses the perplexing and often disabling form of distress known as anxiety from a psychological rather than a biomedical perspective, illustrating the rich contribution that psychological theory has made and is making to this topic.**The first section extensively examines the clinical literature, describing and delineating with case examples the cluster of characteristic features termed panic-anxiety. Research findings in other clinical areas such as alcohol dependence are shown to have conceptual and empirical links with panic-anxiety. The second section of the book reviews and evaluates the main theoretical approaches to anxiety, including specific models of panic and agoraphobia, challenging many traditional assumptions and advocating the analysis of anxiety as a socially constructed meaning imposed on experience rather than a theoretical concept or psychopathological state. The methodological implications are discussed and a schematic model of panic-anxiety is proposed.**The theoretical integration represents a major contribution to the resurgence of interest in this field and will be of relevance to all researchers and postgraduate students within the mental health professions.**FROM THE PREFACE: This book has two main objectives. The first is to describe a dimension of psychological distress I have called panic-anxiety. This takes up the first part of the book, which surveys literature that is primarily descriptive and psychiatric. The second objective is pursued in the second part of the book, in which I examine a large number of theories of anxiety to see what they might have to offer in explaining the panic-anxiety cluster of complaints. I am therefore concerned to apply psychological theory to a real-world problem, that is, to what people who seek professional help loosely describe as panic, anxiety and fears of public situations.**The theoretical and experimental literature on anxiety is so vast that I have had to be disciplined and in no small measure prejudiced in favour of a particular theoretical perspective. I have attempted as far as possible to treat anxiety as a lay construct, that is, as a social construction and not a scientific concept. For this reason, I have endeavoured to refer to reports of anxiety or to complaints of anxiety in order to avoid the common tendency to reify anxiety as a an entity which exists independently of the social origins of the term. Accordingly, I believe that the relevant question to ask is not, What is anxiety? but, What are the antecedents of reports (or complaints) of anxiety?**It is intended that this book should provide a coherent perspective on a common form of psychological distress, of value to therapists, researchers and students of abnormal psychology. In many ways, the problems for which people seek help do not define 'natural' areas of scientific research, and so it is difficult to combine theoretical and practical interests in one book. The complaints with which I am particularly concerned--panic and fears of public places--can be analysed to reveal scientific questions which have a significance much wider than the explanation of particular complaints made to professionals working in a clinical context. Apart from its obvious social significance, a clinical area is therefore simply a point of departure for scientific investigation. My intention, then, is to use this clinical area as an illustration of how such problems might be tackled from a theoretical perspective which is essentially psychological.**The theoretical position I have adopted owes much to the views of Sarbin (1964, 1968), Mandler (1975) and Averill (1980a,b). In taking anxiety to be a lay construct, I assume that the 'What is?' questions rightly belong to the sociology of knowledge. Of course, the applied psychologist also has substantive issues to consider. For example, How can this individual be helped to report calmness rather than anxiety? or, How can that indivi

Perceived Safety

Autore: Martina Raue
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3030114562
Grandezza: 32,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2507

This book offers a multidisciplinary perspective on perceived safety. It discusses the concept of safety from engineering, philosophy, and psychology angles, and considers various definitions of safety and its relationship to risk. Examining the categorization of safety and the measurement of risk, risk cultures, basic human needs and decision-making under uncertainty, the contributions demonstrate the practical implications and applications in areas such as health behavior, aviation and sports. Topics covered include: What is “safety” and is there “optimal safety” in engineering? Philosophical perspectives on safety and risk Psychological perspectives on perceived safety: social factors of feeling safe Psychological perspectives on perceived safety: zero-risk bias, feelings & learned carelessness Perception of aviation safety Intended for both practitioners and academic researchers, this book appeals to anyone interested in decision-making and the perception and establishment of safety.

The Encyclopedia Of Phobias Fears And Anxieties Third Edition

Autore: Ronald Manual Doctor
Editore: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438120982
Grandezza: 20,76 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6188

Explains the meaning of terms and concepts related to specific phobias, forms of therapy, and medicines, and identifies key researchers.

The Psychology Of Terrorism Fears

Autore: Samuel Justin Sinclair
Editore: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195388119
Grandezza: 75,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1671

The psychology of terrorism, in its most basic form, is about fear. Although academics continue to debate the meaning of terrorism, the end result for victims of terrorism is very often fear and terror. The purposes of this book are to unpack the complexity of terrorism fears and to present a new paradigm for understanding the psychology of terrorism. As such, this book presents empirical and theoretical frameworks for understanding fear as a dynamic process that motivates and affects people on a myriad of levels.

Putting Fear Of Crime On The Map

Autore: Bruce J. Doran
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441956477
Grandezza: 18,56 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4832

Since first emerging as an issue of concern in the late 1960s, fear of crime has become one of the most researched topics in contemporary criminology and receives considerable attention in a range of other disciplines including social ecology, social psychology and geography. Researchers looking the subject have consistently uncovered alarming characteristics, primarily relating to the behavioural responses that people adopt in relation to their fear of crime. This book reports on research conducted over the past eight years, in which efforts have been made to pioneer the combination of techniques from behavioural geography with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in order to map the fear of crime. The first part of the book outlines the history of research into fear of crime, with an emphasis on the many approaches that have been used to investigate the problem and the need for a spatially-explicit approach. The second part provides a technical break down of the GIS-based techniques used to map fear of crime and summarises key findings from two separate study sites. The authors describe collective avoidance behaviour in relation to disorder decline models such as the Broken Windows Thesis, the potential to integrate fear mapping with police-community partnerships and emerging avenues for further research. Issues discussed include fear of crime in relation to housing prices and disorder, the use of fear mapping as a means with which to monitor the impact of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and fear mapping in transit environments.

What Doesn T Kill Us

Autore: Stephen Joseph
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748119116
Grandezza: 38,37 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5657

Research has shown than anywhere from 30 to 90 per cent of people confronted by tragedy, horror and adversity emerge as wiser, more mature and more fulfilled people, sometimes despite great sadness. Relationships become stronger. Perspectives on life change. Inner strengths are found. For the past twenty years, Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma and sufferers of posttraumatic stress. In this groundbreaking book, he boldly challenges the notion that trauma and its aftermath devastate and destroy the lives. His studies have shown that a wide range of traumatic events - from illness, separation, assault and bereavement to accidents, natural disasters and terrorism - can act as catalysts for positive change, strengthening relationships, changing one's perspective and revealing inner strengths. In What Doesn't Kill Us, Stephen Joseph shares the six steps we can all use to manage our emotions and navigate adversity to find new meaning, purpose and direction in our lives.

Relationship Economics

Autore: David Nour
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118076036
Grandezza: 74,90 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3804

A revised and updated guide to bridging relationship creationwith relationship capitalization Relationship Economics isn't about taking advantage of friends or coworkers to get ahead. It's about prioritizing and maximizing a unique return on strategic relationships to fuel unprecedented growth. Based on the author's global speaking and consulting engagements, Relationship Economics reveals that success comes from investing in people for extraordinary returns. This revised and updated version explains the three major types of relationships—personal, functional, and strategic—and how to focus each to fuel enterprise growth. It introduces new concepts in relationship management, including the exchange of Relationship Currency, the accumulation of Reputation Capital, and the building of Professional Net Worth. These are the fundamental measures of business relationship, and once you understand them, you'll be able to turn your contacts into better executions, performance, and results. "David Nour is the definitive expert on strategic relationships. He has captured practical, pragmatic, and timely insights in Relationship Economics and has been a valuable resource to my sales transformation efforts." —RANDY SEIDL, Senior VP, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, Americas, HP "Although many understand the importance of relationships, the quantifiable and strategic values of relationships are often underemphasized. David Nour has done just that in¿Relationship Economics." —CRAIG LEMASTERS, President and CEO, Assurant Solutions "If a man is judged by the company he keeps, David Nour's Relationship Economics provides a systematic approach to building value in that judgment. The concepts reach well beyond networking to building lasting and productive relationships." —DENNIS SADLOWSKI, former president and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

Perspectives On Anxiety Panic And Fear

Autore: Debra A. Hope
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803223820
Grandezza: 38,83 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 639

Modern conceptualization of the multidimensional nature of anxiety, panic, and fear are examined from a variety of perspectives, including theories of emotion and cognition, neuropsychology, and conditioning.øCarroll E. Izard and Eric A. Youngstrom open with a review of Differential Emotions Theory. In the second chapter, Jeffrey A. Gray and Neil McNaughton summarize and update Gray's neuropsychological theory of anxiety. Susan Mineka and Richard Zinbarg consider what modern conditioning theory contributes to the understanding of emotion, and Richard J. McNally offers an overview of the application of experimental cognitive paradigms to fear, panic, and anxiety.øThe volume concludes with a new version of David H. Barlow's theory of emotional disorders. Barlow, Bruce F. Chorpita, and Julia Turovsky draw from work on emotion, neurophysiology, attributions, learning, ethology, attention, and child development to describe how the inappropriate activation of fear (e.g., a panic attack) can trigger events that may eventually become a clinical anxiety disorder.øPerspectives on Anxiety, Panic, and Fear confirms that anxiety, panic, and fear are complex phenomena requiring a multidimensional approach that ranges from neuroanatomy to conditioning.

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice With Families 3rd Edition

Autore: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW
Editore: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610830X
Grandezza: 45,33 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1242

Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.