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Anxiety: Anxiety in psychology refers to a state of heightened apprehension, uncertainty, often accompanied by physiological symptoms such as increased heart rate and tension. While fear is a response to an immediate threat, activating the fight-or-flight response, Anxiety, on the other hand, involves anticipation of future threats and is more diffuse. See also Fear, Psychological stress, Behavior, Arousal.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Animal Studies on Anxiety - Dictionary of Arguments

Corr I 370
Anxiety/fear/animal studies/Corr: Behavioural studies of rodent defensive behaviour are also starting to differentiate fear and anxiety (e.g., Tsetsenis, Ma, Iacono et al. 2007)(1); this study also suggests that the hippocampus is important in the response to ambiguous aversive stimuli.

1. Tsetsenis, T., Ma, X.-H., Iacono, L. L., Beck, S. G. and Gross, C. 2007. Suppression of conditioning to ambiguous cues by pharmacogenetic inhibition of the dentate gyrus, Nature Neuroscience 10: 896–902

J. Corr, „ The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality“, in: Corr, Ph. J. & Matthews, G. (eds.) 2009. The Cambridge handbook of Personality Psychology. New York: Cambridge University Press

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Animal Studies
Corr I
Philip J. Corr
Gerald Matthews
The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology New York 2009

Corr II
Philip J. Corr (Ed.)
Personality and Individual Differences - Revisiting the classical studies Singapore, Washington DC, Melbourne 2018

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