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Updated Articles and Resources
  • Bibliophobia Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
    Bibliophobia is a relatively uncommon phobia that involves the fear of books. You may be afraid of all books or only those of a certain style or genre. Read on for more information on this unusual ...
  • Cibophobia Created: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
    Cibophobia, or fear of food, is a relatively common but highly devastating phobia. Read on for important information on this complicated phobia." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
  • Evolutionary Psychology Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Evolutionary psychology is commonly cited as a means of explaining human behavior. But what is evolutionary psychology? How does it explain behaviors, especially fears and phobias?
  • Haphephobia Created: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    The fear of touch, or haphephobia, is quite rare. For those who are affected, however, it can be devastating to both romantic and nonromantic relationships." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • Emetophobia Created: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Emetophobia, or fear of vomiting, is surprisingly common, though little discussed. The fear may be caused by many different factors, and can have devastating consequences for sufferers. Find out mo...
  • Bathmophobia Created: Sunday, December 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Bathmophobia, or fear of stairs and slopes, can be tricky to diagnose. Symptoms are shared with a range of other disorders, such as fear of heights, fear of climbing and medical vertigo. Learn more...
  • Kinemortophobia Created: Monday, February 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Kinemortophobia, or the fear of zombies, is rooted in older and more generalized legends of the undead. Yet zombies continue to terrify us today. Why are these creatures so frightening, and how can...
  • Lilapsophobia Created: Monday, December 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Lilapsophobia, or fear of tornadoes and hurricanes, is related to astraphobia, or fear of storms. However, those with lilapsophobia worry that the storm will turn severe. Learn all about this uniqu...
  • Megalophobia Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Megalophobia can be generally defined as the fear of large objects. This fear may be specific to large animals, ships or other items, or may be more generalized. Megalophobia is often exploited in ...
  • What Is a Phobia? Created: Monday, February 11, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    A phobia can be defined as an intense and irrational fear. Here you will find information to help you understand the definitions of anxiety and phobia and how they are treated."
  • Phasmophobia Created: Friday, October 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Phasmophobia, or the fear of ghosts, is a somewhat controversial phobia. Possibly related to the fear of death and shrouded in religious belief, this fear is thought by some to be symptomatic of di...
  • Acrophobia Created: Monday, May 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Acrophobia is the fear of heights. It is more general than aerophobia (fear of flying), and is not the same thing as vertigo. Read on for more information on acrophobia." i--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --...
  • Mysophobia Created: Thursday, November 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    It is normal and prudent to take precautions against germs. However, mysophobia, or the fear of germs, takes normal caution to an extreme. Read on for more information on this relatively common pho...
  • Top 10 Common Specific Phobias Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    A specific phobia is a fear of a specified object or event. Read on for information about some of the most common specific phobias.
  • Cognitive Theory Created: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    Definition of Cognitive Theory. Phobias.
  • What is the Fear of Elevators? Created: Monday, May 28, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
    Although accidents are rare, the fear of elevators is pervasive. Why are we so afraid, and how can we fight our elevator phobias?
  • What Is the Fear of Being Alone? Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    Monophobia, or the fear of being alone, takes many different forms. No matter which form you have, some basic coping strategies may help.
  • Thanatophobia Created: Friday, November 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    The fear of death is ancient and primal. However, not all thanatophobia is the same. Read on for important information on the various causes and treatments for this common phobia.
  • Negative Reinforcement Created: Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Definition of Negative Reinforcement
  • Doomsday Phobias Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Doomsday phobias are a relatively broad category that can encompass a wide range of more specific phobias. Any phobia that involves fear of the end of the world could be classified as a doomsday ph...
  • Therapeutic Rapport Created: Sunday, September 06, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Therapeutic rapport is often mentioned as an important component of the therapeutic relationship. But what exactly is therapeutic rapport, and how is it created?
  • Jaws Movie Created: Friday, July 25, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    The Jaws movie did more to inspire shark phobia than perhaps any other media event. Using some of the techniques of suspense pioneered by Alfred Hitchcock, a team of unknowns created a legend. Lear...
  • Groupthink Created: Thursday, September 11, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Definition of Groupthink. Phobias.
  • Climacophobia Created: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Climacophobia, or fear of climbing, can be complicated to diagnose. It may be linked to several other phobias, including acrophobia and bathmophobia. Find out more about this unique phobia."
  • Humanistic Psychology Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Definition of Humanistic Psychology
  • Self-Efficacy Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Self-efficacy is related to self-esteem, but is not identical. Find out what self-efficacy actually means, and how your level could affect your phobia treatment.
  • Operant Conditioning Created: Friday, April 25, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Definition of operant conditioning
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Created: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a complicated anxiety disorder. Its symptoms can mirror those of phobias, yet the two conditions are very different. Learn more about OCD and how it differ...
  • Scoptophobia Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Scoptophobia, or the fear of being stared at, runs the gamut of severity. For some, this fear is life-limiting, leading sufferers to avoid even casual encounters with friends."
  • Traveling With Claustrophobia Created: Friday, January 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    A well-deserved vacation is relaxing for many people. If you have claustrophobia, however, just getting to your destination can be a battle. Here's what you should know to manage your symptoms when...
  • Hypnotic State Created: Thursday, December 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Stage hypnotists have given the perception that a hypnotic state is strange and mystical. Some people fear that, while in this state, they might be induced to do things that they would normally opp...
  • Roller Coaster Phobia Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Roller coaster phobia is surprisingly common, a fact that may seem unlikely these days, as theme parks compete to build" itemprop="description">>