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December 16, 2009
Presenter: Jennifer Law-Henry
Respondent: Shira Klein
Fear and Implicit Attitudes

Implicit Attitudes and Fears are similar processes. First, they are both based on prior learning experiences that can be firsthand (personal experience) or secondhand (observed learning). Secondly, they both require a similar emotional processing center known as the amygdala. Lastly, they are automatically and subconsciously accessed once learned.

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