As my time at small Brooklyn Psychology begins to come to a close, I have begun the arduous task of creating my final presentation. I plan on keeping my survey open for as long as I can so that I can get as many responses as possible. Because of this, I have held off from writing about any of my qualitative findings as a couple of results can change the trajectory of my findings. I am delighted to say that so far, the survey has relatively followed phobia trends from the general population. The most common responses match the more common phobias with arachnophobia and acrophobia being the most common answers. The only outlier to this seems to be ophidiophobia or the fear of snakes. Despite how common it is in the general population it was mentioned far less than phobias of similar prolificness. This may lend itself to a geographic/environmental aspect of phobias as snakes are a relatively rare animal to see in New York City and are much less common than spiders or heights.
To be 100% honest, there is not a whole lot to report back on. I’ve mainly been working on my presentation and as a result, I have nothing to write about.