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What is the most common specific phobia?
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Then, what is the #1 phobia?
Fear of heights is one of the most common phobias (followed by public speaking) with an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent of the population suffering so-called acrophobia. While scientists had thought such phobia was the result of an irrational fear to normal stimuli, new research is suggesting otherwise.
One may also ask, how many specific phobias are there? There are five different types of specific phobia.
Considering this, what is an example of a specific phobia?
A specific phobia, formerly called a simple phobia, is a lasting and unreasonable fear caused by the presence or thought of a specific object or situation that usually poses little or no actual danger. Animal phobias: Examples include the fear of dogs, snakes, insects, or mice.
What are phobias based on?
According to this theory, phobias are based on anxiety reactions of the id that have been repressed by the ego. In other words, the currently feared object is not the original subject of the fear.