EEK! A spider! Fear seems like a natural response to creepy crawlers and other scary stuff like loud noises and heights. But are we born with that fear? Are there innate fears that all humans have? Of course, psychology has been examining fear for a long time. But a new study seems to indicate a new kind of innate fear that we never knew about. Find out here.

...And what makes cats scared of cucumbers? Okay, that one is just for fun. But we’ve got it all here on this episode of Micah Psych. Let me know what you think of the episode overall! I had some fun making it, but I want honest feedback about your thoughts.

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