The human response to bugs is neither in simple terms organic nor easily cultural. And nobody reacts to bugs with indifference. bugs frighten, disgust and fascinate us. Jeff Lockwood explores this phenomenon via evolutionary technology, human historical past, and modern psychology, in addition to a debilitating bout with entomophobia in his paintings as an entomologist. Exploring the character of tension and phobia, Lockwood explores the energetic debate approximately how a lot of our worry of bugs may be attributed to ancestral predisposition for our personal survival and what sort of is discovered via person studies. Drawing on brilliant case stories, Lockwood explains how bugs have come to infest our minds in occasionally devastating methods and supersede even the main rational realizing of the advantages those creatures supply.
No you could declare to be ambivalent within the face of wasps, cockroaches or maggots yet our collective entomophobia is wreaking havoc at the flora and fauna as we soak our meals, houses and gardens in strong pesticides. Lockwood dissects our universal reactions, distinguishing among disgust and worry, and invitations readers to think about their very own emotional and physiological reactions to bugs in a brand new framework that he is derived from state of the art organic, mental, and social science.