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Is fear of spiders, mice and snakes innate or learned behavior?

Fear of spiders (arachnophobia), fear of mice (musophobia) and fear of snakes (Ophidiophobia) are among the most common specific phobias in humans. I wonder if they are innate or learned. For spiders and snakes I could understand if they were innate phobias, because these can be dangerous…but the mice?

I suffer from arachnophobia, and for as long as I remember I have been afraid of spiders. Did someone, when I was ¬†young, induced involuntarily this fear in me? Or is it something I had all along in my genes? I am not afraid of snakes nor mice, but where I come from the chance I ran into one while I was little are almost non-existent so it would be highly improbable that someone “programmed” me to fear them.

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