Worry is an increasingly widespread phenomenon in our soci ety (Vernoff, Douvan & Kulka, 1981). We have all experienced worry, and it is reported often in clinical interactions and in the description of a variety of psychological complaints. However, despite the pervasiveness of this phenomenon, worry has been essentially ignored in the literature. Our research group has be gun to examine the process of worry and the characteristics of the chronic worrier. Several findings are particularly relevant for the present discussion-worry is highly correlated with measures of anxiety and fear, and the majority of self-reported worriers are women. As such, this paper reviews worry research, theory, and treatment, and discusses implications of this area for women.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Treating Women's Fear of Failure|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Worry to Enlightenment|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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