Spider phobia in children: disgust and fear before and after treatment.

@article{Jong1997SpiderPI,
  title={Spider phobia in children: disgust and fear before and after treatment.},
  author={Peter J de Jong and Helene Andrea and Peter Muris},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          559-62
        }
}
Fear of spiders, disgust sensitivity, and spiders' disgust-evoking status were assessed in a group of spider phobic girls (n = 22) who applied for treatment, in a group of non-phobic girls (n = 21), and in the parents of both groups of children. The phobic girls were tested both before and after behavioural treatment which consisted of 1.5 hr eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and 1.5 hr exposure in vivo. Findings support the idea that disgust is an important aspect of spider phobia… CONTINUE READING

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