Fear - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence

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Infancy, Toddlerhood, and Preschool Years

Infants—Fear of being dropped or of falling; most are also afraid of loud noises.

Toddlerhood/Preschool—Fear of strangers, animals, bugs, storms, darkness, people with masks, monsters, "bad" people; fear of being separated from parents or attachment figures (i.e., age-appropriate separation anxiety); fear of being left alone, especially at night.

School-age years—Separation anxiety; fear of death and violence (war, murder, kidnapping); anxiety about school achievement.

Adolescence—Anxiety about school achievement; fear of social rejection and related worries; sexual anxieties.

For Further Study

Books

Brown, Jeffrey. No More Monsters in the Closet: Teaching Your Child to Overcome Everyday Fears and Phobias. New York: Crown Paperbacks, 1995.

Joseph, Stephen M. Mommy! Daddy! I'm Afraid: Help Your Children Overcome Fears That Hold Them Back in School and at Play. New York: Collier Books, 1979.

Kellerman, Jonathan. Helping the Fearful Child: A Parent's...

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