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    There are three types of phobias. The first type of phobia is known as, Social Phobia. Unlike the other types of phobias, social phobia is mainly phobias that affect a person dealing with the interaction with other people. The second type of phobia is specific phobias, or phobias having to do with a specific object. Some examples include arachnophobia, ophidiophobia, and acrophobia. These phobias deal specifically with a certain object, which is the fear of spiders, fear of snake, and the fear of heights. The third type of phobia is known as agoraphobia, or phobias dealing with enclosed spaces(“Mental Health America”). These type of phobias deal with situations that involved such things as being in a house, going to a public area, or riding on a vehicle. Though the amygdala plays a big role in the way fear is regulated, scientific studies prove that it is not necessarily an output by the amygdala. An experimental study shows that a women with a genetic disorder that causes the amygdalae to harden, had fearless emotions when exposed to fearful animals(Shere Jeremy). Though, when the person was exposed to harmful CO2…

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    asked my guide knowing the rungs were drilled a foot or more into solid stone. He said that I was safe about ten times already and I believed him, so why was I still so scared? It was because of my fear of heights, or acrophobia. There have been many studies conducted about whether a fear of heights is something you’re born with (innate) or it’s something that you learn. But one type of experiment stands out as the one to test this question, The Visual Cliff Experiment. This experiment is…

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    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” (Franklin D. Roosevelt). There are many things in this world that people fear, some fears are big and some fears are small. There is a wide variety of the things people fear, heights, people, and getting hurt. Why do people fear heights? people fear heights because maybe they were high up, and they fell off, or maybe they have never been high up and they are afraid to go up on something high. One kind of height that someone may be afraid of…

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    I was nearing the top of the cliff, take a step up the ladder, move the two carabiner clips, repeat, repeat, repeat. My hands were shaking and I was sweating way too profusely for a rather cool 64° afternoon despite climbing the cliff. “You sure this is safe?” I asked my guide knowing the rungs were drilled a foot or more into solid stone. He said that I was safe about ten times already and I believed him, so why was I still so scared? It was because of my fear of heights, or acrophobia. There…

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    Finally the day was Wednesday the 13th of August. I was so excited to be attending the Jackson County Fair with Ryan, my boyfriend, this year. But the one thing I wasn 't excited for was to ride The Ring Of Fire. This was the ride I gazed at from my house, three blocks away. Sixty feet high in the sky, round like a ferris wheel, passengers would sit in a caged style ride, that looped around clockwise and counterclockwise, and occasionally stops at the top. The fire engine red loop reminded…

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    As a child, I often wished that I could fly. I have always wanted to be free from all the problems I faced as a child. But the thought of being so high up, away from the ground, terrified me. With the development of this fear, my dream molded into a nightmare. I suffered from acrophobia, the condition of being afraid of heights. Being high off the ground gave me an adrenaline rush: a sudden burst of intensity, an irregular heartbeat, rapid breathing, and a feeling of wanting to escape. Through…

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    The sun shone warmly upon the day and the palm trees blissfully moved back and forth on the alluring beach of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Admiring the peaceful waves as they ran across the shore, I checked my pockets and realized my phone was gone. I walked around the beach retracing my steps trying to find it. I couldn’t believe I had just arrived and had already lost one of my most valuable belongings. Walking back and forth as I probed through the gritty sand, I stumbled over something…

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    The Evolution Of Fear

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    Flickering beats of your heart sends shivers all down your spine. A mind young as yours doesn’t feel the longing fear of your family or your career, but you do have the basic instincts that have lived with human nature for centuries. Feeling threatened, the ancient instincts run through your child self and make you fear for your life. Your “monster under the bed” has sparked these fears for your life, but that basic natural fear evolves over time with maturity and knowledge of the modern world…

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    Research shows that acrophobia ac?ro?pho?bi?a really doesn?t have any symptoms besides being scared at high altitudes. There can be causes to acrophobia but its normal to see in people and even animals so you could just be born with acrophobia. Aichmophobia (ick-mo-phobia) can limit your life in the way that some of its symptoms are ?being scared to open packages, sewing, arts & crafts, and cooking.?(Fritscher) You may find learning more about this fear and doing more around sharp objects can…

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    Arachnophobia Case Study

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    Case Introduction As we advance with the pathological conditions exhibited by my client Mr. Jackson Long. It is imperative to understand the phenomena involving the specific behaviors affecting his quality of life. My client is currently suffering from severe phobias, which enhances his anxiety levels to the extreme of producing him panic attacks. Jackson, as he prefers to be called, has developed arachnophobia, acrophobia and verminophobia. Additionally, arachnophobia is the excessive fear…

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