Understanding animal fears: a comparison of the cognitive vulnerability and harm-looming models
- RANIDAPHOBIA. // AXM;Apr2008, p52
The article offers information on the problem of ranidaphobia, faced by one of the journal's readers. It reports that ranidaphobia is a fear of frogs and mentions reader's phobia towards frog since he was a kid. It discusses the advice of hynotherapist Monica Black suggesting reasons and...
- Discovery Zone: Scary Stuff. Bridgers, Mary // Kid Zone;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p23
The article provides information on children's phobias. It discusses various phobias that are common to children. The fear of clowns is known as coulrophobia while the fear of dogs is called cynophobia. Children who have a fear of heights are suffering from acrophobia while those who fear going...
- One-Session Treatment of a Patient with Specific Phobia. Kaplan, Danielle A. // Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy;Spring2005, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p85
Reviews the educational video "One-Session Treatment of a Patient with Specific Phobia," by Lars Coran Ost, which demonstrates a treatment of a woman with a specific phobia of dogs.
- Perceived body condition is associated with fear of a large carnivore predator in humans. Prokop, Pavol; Fančovičová, Jana // Annales Zoologici Fennici;2010, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p417
The article presents a study which investigated the associations between fear of a large carnivore predator and perceived physical condition in Slovakia. Variables which are considered as the strongest predictor of fear of bears are analyzed. The study found a correlation between perceived...
- EDITOR'S NOTE. Burns, Rebecca // Atlanta;Aug2007, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p18
The article discusses various articles published within the issue including "Rattlesnake Roundup in Claxton," by Paige Williams, and another one titled "The Killers."
- Beneath the Surface. Coffin, Bill // Risk Management (00355593);Jul2008, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p9
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's fear of shark attacks.
- BAD WEEK. // Cabinet Maker;9/22/2006, Issue 5506, p43
The article presents an advice for arachnophobes for the coming spider mating season.
- Mortality salience reduces attentional bias for fear-relevant animals. MacDonald, Geoff; Lipp, Ottmar // Motivation & Emotion;Sep2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p243
This research investigated the influence of reminders of mortality on biased attention for fear-relevant animals across 2 studies. In each study, participants completed a baseline dot-probe test of attention to fear-relevant animals (snakes and spiders). After random assignment, participants...
- Lexical Decision Paradigms do not Differentiate between Fearful and Non-fearful Individuals. Christopherson, Kimberly; Ferraro, F. // Current Psychology;Jun2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p115
Thirty-two spider-fearful, 33 blood/injury/injection fearful, and 28 non-fearful individuals ( N = 93) participated in dual-task study. Participants were presented with blood, spider, neutral, positive and pseudo-word stimuli while having to also verbally identify numbers as either even or odd....