ACROPHOBIA

noun. A particular fear, inborn and environmentally categorized, marked by an extreme fear of heights. Such fears may be induced by fears of consequences possibly involved with reaching elevated heights, such as falling or experiencing vertigo.

ACROPHOBIA: "Janelle's acrophobia was so severe that it sometimes interfered with her ability to take part in the activities her friends enjoyed, such as going to amusement parks and hiking."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACROPHOBIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/acrophobia/ (accessed September 27, 2020).
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