Arachnophobia or arachnephobia is a specific phobia, the fear of spiders and
other arachnids ... Spiders, for instance, being relatively small, do not fit the usual
criterion for a threat in the ani...
Psychologists believe that one reason why people fear spiders is because of
some direct experience with the arachnids instilled that fear in them. This is
Apr 6, 2015 ... So what may seem an irrational fear now, was then a valuable ... People who
were better able to spot and respond to a spider tended to survive ...
Jul 21, 2014 ... In my previous blog post I described some of the research that has begun to
throw light on why so many people appear to be scared of spiders.
It's evolutionary beneficial for humans to fear spiders. mammals developed the
perceptive ability to focus on things seen as threatening, such as snakes and ...
Oct 14, 2015 ... How is a fear of spiders so common, why are so many people afraid of them? ...
Ideas for other reasons a person could be afraid of spiders are ...
Jun 12, 2012 ... 'People scared of spiders will often report them being bigger than they were or
say they saw one crawl into someone's mouth, which spiders ...
Nov 12, 2013 ... Severe arachnophobes are so scared of spiders they can't even bear to look at a
picture of one–so apologies to them for the picture above.
Apr 6, 2015 ... Scientists pin that fear on survival instinct. The theory goes like this: Humans
evolved in Africa where being able to spot a spider was of ...
"Most spiders have eight eyes and two rows of four. Problem is, most people are
not going to get that close to spiders to look for the eye pattern, so it's going to ...