arachnophobia


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arachnophobia

[ə¦rak·nō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of spiders.
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That is, a person with arachnophobia is encouraged, under controlled circumstances, to relax and face his fear, little by little.
"I don't understand arachnophobia," Vollrath recently told journalists visiting his makeshift rooftop greenhouse at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where the zoologist breeds his favorite species--the golden orb weaver.
Arachnophobia (1990) was true to its name and dealt with major characters with the said condition as well as a race of deadly spiders that go on a killing spree in a small American town.
The report, titled "Operation Arachnophobia," consolidates a year's worth of comprehensive and detailed analysis into Bitterbug operations first identified by the ThreatConnect Intelligence Research Team.
(SKY MOVIES PREMIERE) 9.00pm Arachnophobia. (PG) (1990) With Jeff Daniels.
2 ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990) KILLER spiders find their way to America and begin to take over a small town by biting and killing the inhabitants.
The Arachnophobia app, dubbed Phobia Free, for iPhone and iPad, has been devised with the help of specialist psychiatrists and is also reviewed and approved by NHS England.
In that therapy, a person with arachnophobia, for instance, confronts spiders over and over again until new memories of safety override the previous memory of fear.
IF YOU'RE among the millions who suffer arachnophobia, even imagining an eight-legged monster can conjure up intense feelings of fear and anxiety, deeply rooted in bad memories.
A DUDLEY Zoo arachnophobia workshop inspired a Stourbridge teacher to publish her first children's book - about spiders.
Hey, lots of people have a touch of arachnophobia --fear of spiders--but most of us kinda control it, just grittin' our teeth and grimacing while we stomp or swat 'em.
The numerous illustrations also take a lighthearted approach -- a mouse stares at the reader while eating a Cheerio and a child who presumably has overcome her arachnophobia gently cups a tarantula in her hands.