Assessment of trypophobia and an analysis of its visual precipitation

@article{Le2015AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of trypophobia and an analysis of its visual precipitation},
  author={An T.D. Le and Geoff G. Cole and Arnold J. Wilkins},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={68},
  pages={2304 - 2322}
}
We developed and validated a symptom scale that can be used to identify “trypophobia”, in which individuals experience aversion induced by images of clusters of circular objects. The trypophobia questionnaire (TQ) was based on reports of various symptom types, but it nevertheless demonstrated a single construct, with high internal consistency and test–retest reliability. The TQ scores predicted discomfort from trypophobic images, but not neutral or unpleasant images, and did not correlate with… 

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