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Table 1 Mean questionnaire values (M) and standard deviations (SD) for each group

From: Spider phobics more easily see a spider in morphed schematic pictures

  Control Group Spider Phobics Spider Aficionados Social Phobics  
Questionnaire M SD M SD M SD M SD Kruskal-Wallis Test
SPQ 2.13 1.73 20.31 2.60 .93 1.10 2.23 1.96 χ2(df = 3) = 37.76, p < .0001
SPAI 37.06 17.69 45.88 13.54 46.64 18.33 128.19 17.46 χ2(df = 3) = 31.66, p < .0001
BDI 3.60 3.44 4.81 4.13 4.73 3.71 8.62 5.17 χ2(df = 3) = 7.293, p < .05
  1. The German scores of the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory (SPAI) were transformed into the original scores (Turner et al., 1989). STAI-T, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory – Trait Version; BDI, Beck Depression Inventory; SPQ, Spider Questionnaire.
  2. In the SPQ, spider phobic individuals differed from social phobic, spider aficionado and control groups, all p < .0001, and spider aficionados differed from controls, p = .04. In the SPAI, social phobic participants differed from all other groups, all p < .0001. In the BDI, social phobic individuals differed from controls, p = .01, spider aficionados, p = .03, and spider phobic participants, p = .05.