FEAR: A Formula for Human Suffering

Fusion: Attaching to unwanted private experiences (thoughts, feeling, memories, sensations) and their rule governed functions

Evaluation: Imbuing events/experiences with evaluative properties that become functionally associated as primary properties

Avoidance: Using behavioral or psychological strategies designed to eliminate or constrict exposure to distressing private content

Reason Giving: Providing a socially supportable justification for dysfunctional and unworkable behaviors