Tagged: arachnophobia

How virtual reality spiders are helping people face their arachnophobia - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 27, 2017

By Rebekah Boynton, James Cook University and Anne Swinbourne, James Cook University. Gradually exposing people to the thing they fear, say a spider, in a controlled environment has long been the mainstay of treating phobias. But with exposure therapy you don’t have to have a spider physically present in the room for you to feel … Read More

Actually Arachnophobia is irrational - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Oct 26, 2016

I may be turning into a grumpy old man.  But sadly the click-bait title in Stuff about NZ Spiders annoyed me. The actual article was about how fascinating NZ spiders were. Rather than fueling the irrational fear of spiders, the article assuaged it. It pointed out that NZ spiders weren’t particularity dangerous, that the common daddy-long legs was … Read More