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Unformatted text preview: ARACHNOPHOBIA 1 Arachnophobia Lacey Jaslaine Vaughn Strayer University Introduction to Psychology PSY105 3/19/12 Professor John Loblack ARACHNOPHOBIA 2 Arachnophobia One of the most common types of specific phobia is arachnophobia. Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. People who suffer from arachnophobia will go to great measures to avoid any encounters with a spider. If they do encounter a spider, they will either run away screaming or freeze where they are. They are unable to capture or dispose of the spider themselves, so they will call on a friend or family member to help assist them in getting rid of the spider. Symptoms of Arachnophobia Some of the symptoms of arachnophobia may include the following: panic attacks, increasing heart rate, sweating, dizziness, or fainting. Sometimes the individual with arachnophobia may experience one or more of these symptoms. In some cases, symptoms may come on as mild to severe. Like I stated in my opening statement, people who suffer from arachnophobia usually avoid severe....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Johnloblack during the Winter '11 term at Strayer.
- Winter '11