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Fear of Spiders - Developing an Online Self-Help Intervention

30 May 2018

Tired of jumping every time you see a spider? Try this new tool, and help psychologists from University College London develop better treatement.

For this study, you will need to imagine encountering spiders, but you won't see any images of them! We'll ask you to answer a few questions about yourself and how you feel about spiders. This study will take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

You will be given the option to complete a short 24 hour follow up questionnaire as well.


  • You do have a fear of spiders
  • You are over 18 and under 60
  • You do not have any mental health condition (including panic attacks, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and PTSD)
  • You do not have any physical health condition (heart condition, respiratory problems, any chronic illnesses, …)
  • You are not pregnant
  • You, or those close to you, have not experienced any traumatic events related to spiders

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Ethical approval

Data collection of this study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (REC) on March 22nd 2018.

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