The More Afraid Of Spiders You Are, The Bigger They Will Seem To You

Michael Vasey, professor of psychology at Ohio State University, found in his research that if you’re afraid of spiders, you tends to perceive spiders as bigger than they really are. This may feed your fear, and make it difficult to overcome.

It has been found that spider phobia affects 1 in 6 males and about half of all females. Participants of the study were asked to estimate the size of the spiders after each encounter, and researchers found that the participants who were more afraid of spiders, estimated the tarantulas’ sizes to be.