BASIC ANXIETY

It is defined as a feeling of being helpless, abandoned and even endangered in a hostile world. Research by Karen D. Homey (a U.S. psychoanalyst) has suggested that this basic anxiety arises from a parents indifference to their infants helplessness during early childhood.

BASIC ANXIETY: "Some students, around the time of exam preparation and during the papers experience basic anxiety."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASIC ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basic-anxiety-2/ (accessed July 14, 2020).
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