Is Trypophobia a Phobia?

@article{Can2017IsTA,
  title={Is Trypophobia a Phobia?},
  author={Wang Can and Zhao Zhuoran and Jin Zheng},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  year={2017},
  volume={120},
  pages={206 - 218}
}
In the past 10 years, thousands of people have claimed to be affected by trypophobia, which is the fear of objects with small holes. Recent research suggests that people do not fear the holes; rather, images of clustered holes, which share basic visual characteristics with venomous organisms, lead to nonconscious fear. In the present study, both self-reported measures and the Preschool Single Category Implicit Association Test were adapted for use with preschoolers to investigate whether… 

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