7-second of ‘Spiderman’ clip can lower spider phobia

As the Marvel Avenger Endgame premieres this week, researchers reveal that a mere seven-second viewing of a superhero movie like “Spiderman” can reduce your phobia about spiders by 20 per cent.

Screening a seven-second excerpt of a spider scene from “Spiderman 2” film reduced participants’ post-viewing spider phobia (arachnophobia) symptoms score relative to their pre-viewing score by 20 per cent.

This cost-benefit efficacy was similarly obtained for ant phobia (myrmecophobia) when viewing a seven-second excerpt from the movie “Antman”.

View more…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *