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smile asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Does anyone know of any studies on the link between what animals look like and people's fear of them?

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    i dont know of any studies- that have been done, but i think that the link between what an animal looks like and an individuals fear is based on perception and maybe environmental or cultural factors. Some children are afraid of big dogs because they look scary, other children will run up to a pitt bull and play with the dog. It's all in the way a person is brought up, but i think the link between fear and animals is perception or how an animal or insect may look. - for me personally, i HATE pray mantes- i think their the ugliest things ever and that's why i fear them.

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