Compare And Contrast The Biological And Evolutionary Explanations Of Phobias

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Biological and evolutionary explanations to phobias. Does it aid survival? Does is increase the success rate of reproduction? A phobia is the sensation of extreme fear that cannot be justified by the presence of any real danger or threat, or by any rational cause. Phobias can be brought on by many stimuli (dentists, heights, flying) and when a phobia is come into contact with, it often induces some sort of anxiety response. Biologists believe that our phobias exist because of evolutionary development to avoid danger in order to aid survive and increase our chances of reproduction. Many evolutionists believe that some phobias are ‘inherently prepared’, our phobias relate to our ancestors and that through evolution, the people with this phobia

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