Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

The Psychology of Panic

Robert W. Motta

Hofstra University

An internationally recognized researcher, professor, and practitioner, who specializes in trauma, PTSD, and secondary traumatization. Member of American Psychological Association, Board Certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Therapy.


Sensations Perceptions Behaviors Cognitions Biological Psychological Environmental Sociological Spiritual Panic Causes of Panic Treatment

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The purpose of this book will aim to elucidate the nature of the panic disorder. In general, the focus of the book should be the presentation of a knowledge base that has a foundation in empirical research. It is important to emphasize research findings in developing the chapters and not present the authors' personal opinions, views, and beliefs. Chapters should be relevant to three main areas. Firstly, a description of panic disorder. What are the specific sensations, perceptions, beliefs, cognitions, and behaviors shown by those who experience panic. Secondly, the causes of panic disorder. What are the specific biological, psychological, environmental, and even sociological precursors and contributors to panic disorder. And lastly, how is panic disorder treated, and what is the efficacy of those treatments. Treatments can be of a psychological nature such as Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy; biological, such as the use of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant agents; environmental, such as changing settings or situations; or even spiritual i.e., the extent to which religious or spiritual inclinations may ameliorate the symptoms of panic disorder.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 18th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: June 3rd 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: August 2nd 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 21st 2022

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Expected publication date: December 20th 2022

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About the editor

Robert W. Motta

Hofstra University

Robert W. Motta, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and director of the Child and Family Trauma Institute at Hofstra University, New York. He formerly served as the chair of the Psychology Department at the same university and is the founder of Hofstra’s nationally accredited PsyD Doctoral Program. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters and has written two books: Alternative Therapies for PTSD: The Science of Mind-Body Treatments published by the American Psychological Association and Altered: A Trauma and PTSD Casebook. Dr. Motta is board certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Behavior Therapy. He is a former president of the School Division of the New York Psychological Association, is licensed as a clinical psychologist, and certified as a school psychologist.

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