Heinrichs et al cultural differences

GCSE Psychology
Topic D Why do we have phobias?
Heinrichs et al (2005): Cultural differences in fears
Last lesson…
• Think back to last week’s lesson and recall the
treatments/therapies used by clinical
psychologists to treat phobias.
• What are the two main ones?
Learning objectives
• To learn about the cultural issues in the
development of phobias.
• To investigate the study by Heinrichs et al
(2005) and what they found out.
Watch the clips
• Children hunt venomous spiders
• Three men and 15 hungry lions
• Why weren’t they scared?
• How do customs, traditions and social norms
affect what we are scared of?
When are you scared?
• List four situations in which you have been
• Can you identify why you were scared?
• Why were you scared?
• Are you being sensible of silly?
Social anxiety
• Social anxiety is a fear someone has of social
situations. Someone with social anxiety might
worry in certain situations such as when
meeting new people, public speaking, being
watched or using the phone.
• These situations might cause them to have a
racing heartbeat, feel light headed, blush or
Heinrichs et al (2005): cultural
differences in fear
• After reading pages 160-161, complete the
template, Heinrichs et al (2005): cultural
differences in fear.
• Ensure you add the key terminology
definitions to the bottom of your sheet.
• Using Heinrich’s study, explain how culture
affects the development of fear.
• Revise for test on topic D why do we have