Learning Experience Essay

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Learning Experience Paper PSY 211 Essential of Psychology 19 March 2013 Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes entities to quickly pull away from it and usually hide. It is a simple mechanism that happens repeatedly in response to a specific stimulus, such as threat of danger or even pain. It is the “flight or fight response, which in extreme cases can cause an individual to freeze or go in a state of paralysis response. Some psychologists such as John B. Watson and Paul Ekman have suggested that fear can come from different emotions. These emotions of joy, sadness, fright, dread, horror, panic anxiety and anger have been suggested in their research. Because all individuals have fear in them, some people fears turn into something that is called a phobia. A phobia is when a certain thing that you are afraid of consumes you when you are experiencing that fear. There are many varieties of phobias and Arachnophobia is a fear that is most common. Statistics have shown that 50 percent of women and 10 percent of men show symptoms. Arachnophobia is a specific phobia, which deals with the fear of spiders and other arachnids like scorpions. People feel very uneasy in any areas they believe that can have spiders or even have visible signs of the presence of webs. If someone sees a spider, they will more than likely not go in the area where it may be and can lead to a panic attack from the person. Some people scream, cry, have breathing issues, sweat, and even freeze and go into a paralysis. Different reasons have led to the fear of spiders, some have been because of the stereotype that all spiders are venomous and will cause fatalities. Even though nearly all species are venomous, all species does not cause human fatalities, although; some species are dangerous to humans. The Tarantula spider, gets the most publicity of

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