Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. For some people, this is a mild fear, but for others it is very severe, and can result in panic attacks.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

How do you get rid of arachnophobia?

I have arachnophobia and even sitting and writing about it now in my room makes me check the corners of my room and sends a shiver down my spine! But the thing is you wont outgrow arachnophobia you will just learn to deal with it.

Not true...Fear is all psychological. This means that psychological measures need be taken so that the fear is cancelled out. So, there are two methods. The first, is flooding which is where you overwhelm fear with what is feared. The other is in forms of conditioning, association. Associate the fear with a positive reward or subject and everytime that fear is confronted the person is "rewarded"

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What is the fear of spiders and bugs?

Fear of Spiders is considered "Arachnophobia". This is very common among people due to not knowing what spiders are capable of. While most spiders may be poisonous, others may be friendly such as tarantulas.

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What is arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia is the irrational fear of spiders and other arachnids.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

Why are people scared of spiders?

my theory is, spiders are generally thought to be revolting because of their hairy body and long, thin legs which make one feel like the spider is going to grab you, though of course no such thing can happen. Therefore, the longer the legs and the hairier the body, the scarier the spider!

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The fear of what animal is known as arachnophobia?

spider

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What is the name of the phobia that involve abnormal fear of spiders?

Arachnophobia

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How do you pronounce arachnophobia?

ar-ak-no-fo-bi-a.

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What major would a pediatrican fall under?

Biology/Pre-Medical

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What causes people to be scared of spiders?

It is in your genes. Nowadays, there is nothing to be afraid of - the only spiders which are significantly dangerous are far from civilization, where few or even no humans live. However, long ago, in places such as Britain and America, there were dangerous spiders living amongst humans. Of course, long ago, they had moved away from where people are living, but fear of spiders seems to have made a mark on our genes. It affects some people more than others, which is why not all people are afraid of spiders. So, to conclude, as long as you are near civilization, you shouldn't have anything to worry about spiders; the chances are it is harmless! The fear of spiders is called arachnophobia.

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Etymology of arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia, coined in 1925, is a compound of "arachnid" and "-phobia" which come ultimately from the Greek aráchn ('spider') and phobos ('fear'), respectively.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What is the etymology of arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia, the abnormal fear of spiders derives from the Greek words arakhne, meaning spider and phobos meaning fear.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

How do you get over the fear of trying new things?

Start by taking baby steps..do things you usually would not. For example,instead of the usual cream cheese and bagel in the morning eat a dognut.I don't know..

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What does arachnophobia mean in greek mythology?

Arachnophobia is fear of spiders from the Greek Arachna after a woman who challenged the goddess Athena to a sewing contest. When the woman lost Athena turned her into a spider.Phobia means "fear of" so it basically means fear of spiders.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

How do you recover from arachnophobia?

What I would do is first familiarize yourself with what you are afraid of. Learn about spiders in your country or state and determine which are dangeress or harmless. The next step is to look at a youtube video ( for those who are scared of even the video images of spiders) of the spiders. The third and final step is to touch a tarantula at the zoo or pet store. You will see that these spiders will not try and harm you and are very fuzzy. Good luck !

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What is the name of the phobia that involves an abnormal fear of spiders?

Fear of spiders is Arachnophobia.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

An example of a sentence using the word arachnophobia?

The old man, having arachnophobia, was deathly afraid of spiders, and would often scream like a litle girl when he spotted one.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

How common is arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia is different to a fear of spiders in the sense that a phobia is a lot more irrational and affects a sufferers life more than a fear. i have arachnophobia and even writing about it is slightly difficult. the one thing i cannot do is look at them or even look at pictures of them. I would say a fear of spiders is common however a phobia of them wouldn't be so common.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What is the name of the phobia of the fear of spiders?

fear of spiders is called

"arachnophobia"

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What are the Latin elements of the word arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia comes from the Greek Arachnid is spider and phobos is fear arachnophobia does not have latin elements because it doesnt have a latin room arachne is greek meaning spider and phobia or phobos which is greek for fear of. arachnophobia is greek.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What percentage of people suffer from arachnophobia?

· In the UK 50% of women and 10% of men have some form of arachnophobia · 3% of the UK have a serious form of arachnophobia

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

How do you get over the fear of spiders?

I have come to grips with my fear of spiders by doing many things. the first is exposing yourself to them. Just looking at themn and appreciating them as one of God's creatures. The second is understanding them. They are truly magnificent arthropods, and they are by far more scared of you than you could ever be of them. To them you represent a possible predator, so they do just what you would do, and maybe have done, try to run the bigger creature off. It's like a game of chicken, they run at you and you flinch, or thery stop short. The third thing to do is to ignore them when they are in your house. Do that or use a cup and herd them into it and place them outside. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT KILL SOMETHING JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE SCARED OF IT!!!!! The last thing that helped me get over my fear of spiders is that when I moved from the north to the south, the spiders increased in size and numbers, so I encountered more "hairy-uggies"

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What causes arachnophobia?

the cause of arachnophobia are unknown to scientists but some theories state that it could be cultural and result form a survival aspect.

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What do you suffer from if you have arachnophobia?

It is the fear of spiders (Arachnids).
Arachnophobia is a fear of spiders.

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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

What percent of people have the fear of spiders?

There are only about 86% of people who are scared of spiders.

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What do you call people that have fear of spiders?

Arachnophobia

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