The four horsemen of fear: An integrated model of understanding fear experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Title
The four horsemen of fear: An integrated model of understanding fear experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
Journal
Clinical Neuropsychiatry
Author(s)
Schimmenti Adriano, Billieux Joël, Starcevic Vladan
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
2
Pages
41-45
Language
english
Abstract
In this article, we argue that fear experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
are organized on the psychological level around four interrelated dialectical domains,
namely (1) fear of the body/fear for the body, (2) fear of significant others/fear for
significant others, (3) fear of not knowing/fear of knowing, and (4) fear of taking
action/fear of inaction. These domains represent the bodily, interpersonal, cognitive,
and behavioural features of fear, respectively. We propose ways of addressing these
fears and minimising their impact by improving appraisal of the body, fostering
attachment security, improving emotion regulation, adopting acceptance and
promoting responsibility.
Keywords
Covid-19, Fear, Anxiety
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Yes
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