Joseph Wolpe: Theory & Concept


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Anxiety disorders are characterized by feelings of

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1. People with a specific phobia

2. Exposure therapy can lessen anxiety

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is systematic desensitization? How does exposure therapy work? You'll need to answer these and other questions related to Joseph Wolpe's psychology theory in order to pass this short quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • The feelings accompanying anxiety disorders
  • The characteristics of those with phobias
  • How exposure therapy can lessen anxiety
  • The parts of Wolpe's method of systematic desensitization
  • What patients may likely do today using Wolpe's method

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as phobia and desensitization therapy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Joseph Wolpe's psychology theory
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding anxiety disorders and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further information on this psychology topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Joseph Wolpe: Theory & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know who Wolpe was and what impact his research left on the field of psychology
  • Define anxiety, panic disorder and specific phobia
  • Compare exposure therapy to the older psychoanalytic approach
  • Review the systematic desensitization process