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University Of Arkansas Researchers Tease Out The Role Of Disgust In Phobias

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November 27, 2002
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University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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Heights, crowds, dark places, open spaces, snakes, spiders and needles all have one thing in common–many people fear them pathologically, to the point of having a phobia. However, these phobias differ amongst themselves in that some contain a dollop of disgust–what University of Arkansas psychologist Jeffrey Lohr calls the "yuck" factor.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Heights, crowds, dark places, open spaces, snakes, spiders and needles all have one thing in common–many people fear them pathologically, to the point of having a phobia. However, these phobias differ amongst themselves in that some contain a dollop of disgust–what University of Arkansas psychologist Jeffrey Lohr calls the "yuck" factor.


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University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville. (2002, November 27). University Of Arkansas Researchers Tease Out The Role Of Disgust In Phobias. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021126203705.htm
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