ophidiophobia

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ophidiophobia

[ä¦fid·ē·ō′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of snakes.
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It is difficult to see the evolutionary advantage of a predisposition to develop a fear of snakes that is only activated long after the child could have learned through experience and instruction that snakes are dangerous and should be avoided.
But the man was really genuine in his fear of snakes and therefore hadn't gone close enough to realise it wasn't real.
Even the few, brave readers who suffer from a fear of snakes were amazed by the beauty of these photos--that is, until they came across the photo supposedly showing a person being eaten by a giant reticulated python.
My fear of snakes ended in 10 minutes," says Ramy Rajeh, a 25-year-old Lebanese working for an advertising firm in Qatar, who claims he vanquished his serpent phobia three years ago thanks to on-the-spot mental exercises given by Beirut-based life coach and NLP practitioner Johnny Ghoul.
But very quickly, kids are asked to weigh where their fear of snakes comes from.
Locals made their way in boats through waters that reached waist-high in some areas yesterday but were warned not to wade into them for fear of snakes and crocodiles.
Von Hausswolff clearly believes in exorcising his demons and has tried to get over his fear of snakes by preparing this highly unusual drink, mixing huge quantities of water with a tiny drop of cobra venom.
To see what happens in the courageous brain, researchers led by Yadin Dudai of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, enlisted volunteers who admitted to fear of snakes but still agreed to participate.
SALMA HAYEK'S intense fear of snakes has been caught on camera.
I have a very healthy fear of snakes but that's about it.
So many of the older generation (including my dear mother) have had an unwarranted fear of snakes that they often perpetuated in their children.
Snakes - I thought I had a fear of snakes until Friday night when I was hosting the re- launch of Circo.