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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-2010
metadata.dc.creator: OLIVEIRA, Caio Maximino de
BRITO, Thiago Marques de
GOUVEIA JUNIOR, Amauri
Title: Construct validity of behavioral models of anxiety: where experimental psychopathology meets ecology and evolution
Citation: MAXIMINO, Caio; BRITO, Thiago Marques de; GOUVEIA JR, Amauri. Construct validity of behavioral models of anxiety: where experimental psychopathology meets ecology and evolution. Psychology & Neuroscience, Rio de Janeiro, v. 3, n. 1, p. 117-123, jun. 2010. Disponível em: <http://www.scielo.br/pdf/pn/v3n1/v3n1a15.pdf>. Acesso em: 23 dez. 2011. <http://dx.doi.org/10.3922/j.psns.2010.1.015>.
Abstract: In experimental psychopathology, construct validity is usually enhanced by addressing theories from other fields in its nomological network. In the field of anxiety research, this construct is related to antipredator behavior, conserved across phylogeny in its functions and neural basis, but not necessarily on its topography. Even though the relations between behavioral models of anxiety and statements from behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology are commonly made in anxiety research, these are rarely tested, at least explicitly. However, in order to increase construct validity in experimental anxiety, testing predictions from those theories is highly desirable. This article discusses these questions, suggesting a few ways in which behavioral ecological and evolutionary hypotheses of anxiety-like behavior may be tested.
Keywords: Psicopatologia
Ansiedade
Análise do comportamento
ISSN: 1983-3288
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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