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“Introduction” to Perspectives on Anxiety, Fear, and Panic: Volume 43 of the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, ed. Richard Dienstbier and Debra A. Hope. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1996. Copyright © 1996 University of Nebraska Press. Used by permission.


In recent years the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation has returned explicitly to the theme of motivation. The 43d volume is no exception. In the spring of 1995, leading researchers and theorists came together in Lincoln, Nebraska, to offer their perspectives on anxiety, panic, and fear. Clearly, the theme of this year's symposium is closely tied to motivation.