In the article for this assignment, the authors discuss an unusual, but common, phobia. What is the name of this phobia and to what does it refer.
In the chapter on learning (Chapter 6), you learned about biological preparedness as it relates to phobias. That is, humans seem to be naturally predisposed to develop fears of certain things (e.g., snakes). Please apply this to the phobia discussed in this paper, explaining both why it might have developed and how it might apply in the modern world.
In the article, the authors connect the unusual phobia discussed in the paper, with more common fears of animals like snakes and spiders. What is the connection they discuss?