BL&M Findings and Conclusion

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What was the most feared animal?
2.08, rat
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What was the fat aswell?
likely to be avoided (3.9)
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What was the ugliest animal?
Slug(2.63)
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What was the slimiest animal?
Slug(2.9)
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What was the speediest animal?
Lizard(2.53)
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What was the animal that moved most suddenly?
2.78
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In !Q what was there?
a strong positive correlation between fear and avoidance(0.9)
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What was there a positive correlation between?
fear in Q! and ugliness Q2 (0.82)
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In Q1 what were females less willing to pick up or approach?
10 of the animals such as cockroach, jellyfish and spider
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On Q! what else did females do?
fesred most of the animals more than males
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In Q2 what was there none of?
No sex differences
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In informal interviews pps report?
'ugly as hairy, dirty, lots of legs which is different from humans
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What is the first conclusion of BL&M?
Animals with four perceptual characteristics are less approachable and more fear-provoking
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What did BL&M conclude about why we fear animals?
Which differ from humans i.e phobias are caused by the discrepancy
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What have the findings of BL and M allowed?
implications for the treatment for the treatment of clinical phobias
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What is BL and Ms quote?
the degree to which humans are prepared to fear an animal depends nor only on its harmfulness but also on the presence of certain fear evoking perpetual properties and its discrepancy from human form'
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