Fear Psychology

      George J Cole
Fear Psychology

The author advances a theory of human behaviour based on the concept of a primal fear of not surviving. Evidence of such a fear is presented, and the ways we assuage or suppress it are described. These reveal its relevance to the emotions of love, anger, addiction and depression. A suggestion for dealing with the fear rationally, is offered.Bundled with the Fear Psychology thesis is a review paper entitled “A Century of Psychoanalysis”, which discusses an old psychology that has not yet expired. It introduced ideas that were radical and alarming at a time when sexual matters were not for public discussion, but what was probably more alarming was the concept of 'unconscious' motivation of behavior. This aspect of the theory tends to have been forgotten or ignored.
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