Fear, Anxiety and Related Disorders
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)4
CategorieB3 (Derde jaar bachelor)
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen; Psychologie;
VorigeVolgende 1
dr. W.G. Lange
Overige cursussen docent
dr. W.G. Lange
Overige cursussen docent
dr. W.G. Lange
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. W.G. Lange
Overige cursussen docent
prof. dr. A. van Minnen
Overige cursussen docent
PER4  (10-04-2023 t/m 14-07-2023)
OpmerkingPositief BSA vereist
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa

The aim of this course is to teach detailed knowledge about the different anxiety disorders and anxiety related disorders, their manifestation, etiology, and treatment. Students will become acquainted with different, sometimes contradictory, theoretical frameworks, fundamental research results, and therapy approaches. In addition, they will have the opportunity to discuss cases of anxiety patients and practice some of the therapeutic techniques themselves.

Anxiety, fears and worry, are all a part of most people's life. In fact, fear is a necessary warning signal of a dangerous or difficult situation. Without anxiety, we would have no way of anticipating difficulties ahead and preparing for them. But this normally helpful emotion can do just the opposite: it can keep you from coping and can disrupt your daily life. Normal anxiety turns into a disorder when it becomes chronic and interferes with our daily routines and the ability to function adequately.
Anxiety and anxiety related disorders are the most common of all the mental health disorders. Usually, more women than men are afflicted. Anxiety and its related disorders are among the earliest psychiatric disorders to develop: many children are suffering from phobias or separation anxiety, many teenagers from Social Anxiety Disorder. Because of their early onset, they are seen as a major risk factor even a possible cause for later mental health problems.
Anxiety and related disorders are categorized into: Specific Phobia, Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Trauma and Stress Related Disorders, and Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. They affect behaviour, thoughts, emotions, and physical health. Research of their specific origins is ongoing, but it is believed that they are caused by a combination of biological factors, cognitive style, and an individual’s personal circumstances, much like other health problems. Luckily, they can be treated effectively.
In this class Fear, Anxiety and Related Disorder are central:
  • The different anxiety related disorders will be described in detail
  • The role of research in understanding the causes of these conditions will be explained
  • Effective treatments and a selection of therapeutic techniques will be described and practiced
Cases will be presented and discussed.
Multiple-choice/-answer (in English) 

3rd year Bachelor
This is an elective course open to all B3-psychology and B3-pedagogy students or other students that can proof to have completed one year of studies in the field of psychology or pedagogy.
The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice/-answer questions, in which the above-mentioned material is proportionally represented. Each question renders 1 point. The entire exam is worth 40 points (5 for each topic ) BUT for each correct sub-part you can get 0.25 points: Thus 0.25 for each correctly chosen answer and 0.25 for each correctly NOT-chosen answer (e.g., A & B are the correct answer options and C & D are not. If you choose A&B and NOT C&D you get the full point. If you choose, e.g., A,B&C and NOT D you get 0.75 points. If you choose, e.g., A&C and NOT B&D you get 0.5 points. If you choose, e.g., D and NOT A, B&C, you get 0.25 points, and if you choose, C&D, but NOT A&B you get 0.0 points).  In order to correct for the difficulty of the exam, all calculations will be based on the score of the 5% best scoring students, not on the absolute score of 40 points.
You have to enroll for the course via OSIRIS (if that does not work for some reason, contact the STIP:

In the past, as room/space was limited, a registration cap applied for this course. Students were asked to register at their earliest convenience. In case of too many enrollments Psychology students had priority over students from other faculties or universities. If it appears that such a registration cap is necessary, the aforementioned rule applies.

Lectures will be recorded BUT the recordings are not made available until 3 weeks before to the exam !

For questions concerning this course please contact the coordinator(s) of this course via:
At least a full year of prior study in the field of Psychology or Pedagogical Sciences.

Verplicht materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt

Aanbevolen materiaal
Titel:Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5 ed.)
Auteur:American Psychiatric Association
Uitgever:American Psychiatric Association

Demonstrations in small groups


multiple choice
ToetsvormDigitale toets met CIRRUS
GelegenhedenBlok PER4, Blok PER4