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Arachnophobia or arachnephobia (from the Greek: ἀράχνη, aráchnē, “spider” and φόβος, phóbos, “fear”) is a specific phobia, the irrational fear of spiders. It is a manifestation of zoophobia, among the most common of all phobias.1 The reactions of arachnophobics often seem irrational to others (and sometimes to the sufferers themselves). People with arachnophobia tend to feel uneasy in any area they believe could harbor spiders or that has visible signs of their presence, such as webs. If arachnophobics see a spider they may not enter the general vicinity until they have overcome the panic attack that is often associated with their phobia. In some extreme cases, even a picture or a realistic drawing of a spider can also evoke fear. They may feel humiliated if such episodes happen in the presence of peers or family members.

The fear of spiders can be treated by any of the general techniques suggested for specific phobias.

An evolutionary reason for the phobias, such as arachnophobia, claustrophobia, fear of snakes or mice, etc. remains unresolved.

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Comments

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness that is a lot of spiders!! Those are some super shots, my dear.

  • Hehe, Thank you Bonnie~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 4 years ago

    Fantastic collection!!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    wonderful collage Kimberly

  • Thank you Robert very much !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Great work Kimberly!!

  • Many thanks Marvin~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 4 years ago

    I agree, great work with this collage! : )

  • I thank you again my friend!☼

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A nice collection of little critters Kimberly. Perhaps I’ll share some of ours in a similar manner!

  • I is fun to put these guys together, I will have to say. Before I got to realize that the images need to be bigger (and I don’t have PS) this seems to work out using all the smaller images I have!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Love these guys – never had any fear of these fascinating creatures, happily! Another great collage.

  • I do if I don’t know they are there. Once I know they are THEN I grab the camera…

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    Oh wow – look at your collection here – wonderful work. Can’t wait for ours to come out and play again.

  • Thank you Rose for taking the time to visit and leave a comment, I appreciate that! Thank you Rose!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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