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Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday Mind Game

A phobia is an irrational fear or hatred of a specific thing or situation which compels one to avoid it despite awareness and reassurance that the object or situation is not dangerous. Listed below are the names and definitions of six phobias. Five are real phobias documented in psychology journals, while one is an imposter. Can you determine which one from the list below is not a real phobia?

Trichopathophobia - Fear of hair
Pentheraphobia - Fear of mother-in-law
Aibohphobia - Fear of Palindromes
Doraphobia - Fear of fur or skins of animals
Logizomechanophobia - Fear of computers.
Onomatophobia- Fear of hearing a certain word or of certain names.

Give up?

Drag your cursor between the asterisks for the answer


Aibohphobia is not a real, documented phobia; it is actually a joke started on the Internet. It has not appeared in any documented psychology journal. The joke, of course, is that the word Aibohphobia is a palindrome.

The title is part of a quote on fear from the book Dune, by Frank Herbert. 


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