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2013-11-17 23:03:14

The “Phobia Free” mobile application by Virtually Free was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and services on the iOS and Android market. Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, conducted the app review and shared with viewers how the app can help users get over their fear and phobia of spiders. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 The “Phobia Free” mobile application by Virtually Free was...

Scientists Study Vicariously Unlearning Fears
2013-09-16 17:58:47

[ Read the Article: Facing Your Fears Vicariously ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Whether it’s a fear of spiders or clowns, phobias can be difficult to overcome. However, new research from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden has revealed that seeing someone else safely interact with the feared creature or person can help to reduce these conditioned fear responses and keep them from resurfacing later on. According to the Swedish researchers’...

Experts Afraid Of Spiders
2013-09-16 13:16:58

[ Watch the Video: Entomologists With Arachnophobia? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is understandable in the typical person. However, University of California, Riverside professor Richard Vetter recently looked into the prevalence of this phobia in entomologists – men and women who work with bugs on a daily basis. According to a report of Vetter's study published in American Entomologist, a survey of 41 self-described...

2013-07-06 23:03:32

Phobia Release created by Jan Heering is the latest panic attack treatment course that covers exercises, methods, safe remedies, and detailed instructions on how to overcome fear permanently and naturally. A full Phobia Release overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the course is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 Phobia Release is the latest panic attack treatment course that covers exercises, advanced methods, safe remedies, and detailed instructions on how to overcome...

The Bigger The Phobia, The Larger The Spider
2012-02-24 05:55:32

According to new research, the bigger the person's arachnophobia, the more likely they perceive the spider is bigger than it really is. During the study, participants who feared spiders were asked to undergo five encounters with live spiders, and provide size estimates of the spiders after those encounters. They found that the more afraid they said they were of spiders, the larger they estimated the spiders to be. "If one is afraid of spiders, and by virtue of being afraid of spiders...

2012-02-23 11:35:09

The more afraid a person is of a spider, the bigger that individual perceives the spider to be, new research suggests. In the context of a fear of spiders, this warped perception doesn't necessarily interfere with daily living. But for individuals who are afraid of needles, for example, the conviction that needles are larger than they really are could lead people who fear injections to avoid getting the health care they need. A better understanding of how a phobia affects the perception...


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2009-10-26 17:25:46

The Flat Huntsman Spider (Delena cancerides) is a species of arachnid that is native to Australia. In New Zealand, where it was accidentally introduced in the early 1920s, this species is known as the Avondale Spider. It is commonly found under loose bark and in woodpiles in colonies of up to 300 individuals. The range of this species in New Zealand has only expanded slowly out of Avondale (a suburb of Waitakere City near Auckland). Species have been found as far down the country as the Otago...

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