acrophobia


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acrophobia

abnormal fear or dread of being at a great height

acrophobia

[‚ak·rə′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of great heights.
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Again, it was to treat acrophobia, and the results amazed Rothbaum.
1986) (declining to reach merits and holding that utility worker with acrophobia, or fear of heights, who was terminated because he could not climb ladders to certain heights was not disabled).
Fear of high places, or acrophobia, is one of the most common phobias.
And if you're willing to board a plane and fly to a conference where you'll deliver a presentation, then you're likely immune to acrophobia, acrophobia and glossophobia--the fear of public speaking.
Comparison of self-report and overt-behavioral procedures for assessing acrophobia.
But not even severe acrophobia can dissuade the growing legions of CGCC students competing to make the climb.
Similar studies by Rabavilas, Boulougouris, and Stefanis (1976) on the treatment of OCD, Chaplin and Levine (1981) on the reduction of public speaking anxiety, and Marshall (1985) on the treatment of acrophobia all showed similar results: longer exposure durations seem to work better in the amelioration of human anxiety.
Treatment of acrophobia in virtual reality: The role of immersion and presence.
Because of the acrophobia you flatten your spine against the wall of rock and close your eyes then open them then close them again.
After two months of rigorous training, Kobold was ready to shrug off his acrophobia and put sedentary lifestyle to rest.
By generating factives underneath the unrepentant congregants, Edwards infuses the sense of acrophobia (Steele and Delay 247) inherent in the vestibular imagery of the text, doctrine, and considerations directly into the bodies of his auditors, weighing them down as lead and pulling them into hell (Kimnach, "GI" 7).
Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and acrophobia (fear of heights) - they're all common enough.