Blog #2 is all about the project plan, reliable sources I will use to help me with my research and how my question affects the community around me. Here I will take you through the steps I think will help me with my inquiry question “How do we develop phobias?’
I would first like to research and find out, “Why we are scared of certain things” which will help me find the base of what phobias are. Then I would research on “Do some of these fears come genetically” and end with finding out “If we are born with phobias or in conclusion, how do we develop phobias?” I picked these 3 main questions to research on because this topic is very broad and finding the answer to the mini questions will help me get to the main point.
I would say my inquiry question does not only impact me but our society in general. Phobias are something that 1 in every 10 Canadians experience during their life time. In my family and close friend circle, conversations about where our irrational fears come from occur a lot. I would like to find out an answer to this to help all those wondering why they have certain fears. I hope using these resources and my 3 mini questions, I find an answer to this question.
5 sources I will be using for my research:
The first article will help me or anyone else interested in this topic understand what phobias actually are. This write up gives you a basic introduction on common phobias and causes of them. The second article, ‘7 Most Common Phobias & How They Affect Patients’ talks about how life of a person who does have a specific phobia can be different and most times difficult because of it. ‘Phobias symptoms and causes’ is an article on the Boston Childrens Hospital website. This article will help me with my research because it talks about the basics but what the different types of phobias are as well. The fourth source I found talks a lot of the symptoms that come with having an irrational fear. Some of these symptoms are major but others minor. It also talks about how and when to reach out for help if your fears do get to a certain point. The final article I picked is all about Cynophobia. The symptoms, causes and how you could potentially treat this fear.
I hope I get to answer my question by the end of this semester and I look forward to taking you on this journey with me 🙂