22 - Aviophobia (Fear of Flying): why are so many of us afraid of flying?

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To kick off the new year, Hunter and Amy take a quick look at aviophobia. We talk about how a fear of flying develops and the way your sensitivity to body anxiety symptoms influences fear. To wrap up, Hunter muses over why we (used to) send Christmas cards and Amy rants about the Tooth Fairy's inequitable behaviour.

We are going to take a few weeks off at the start of January (2018) but will be back with new pods at the end of Jan so check your feed and make sure you follow us on twitter.

Hunter's article:
Ways of acquiring flying phobia - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26484616

Amy's article:
Anxiety sensitivity-
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49688562_The_moderational_role_of_anxiety_sensitivity_in_flight_phobia

Things we came across:
Christmas cards - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26666577
Tooth fairy - https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2017/207/11/tooth-fairy-guilty-favouritism

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