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Table 4 The relationship between fear of each animal and dangerousness, disgustingness, uncontrollability and unpredictability

From: Understanding animal fears: a comparison of the cognitive vulnerability and harm-looming models

  Dangerousness Disgustingness Uncontrollability Unpredictability
High-fear     
   Spiders 0.70** 0.58** 0.85** 0.40**
   Cockroaches 0.46** 0.49** 0.82** 0.32*
   Snakes 0.71** 0.60** 0.83** 0.57**
   Rats 0.77** 0.66** 0.88** 0.58**
Low-fear     
   Ducks 0.60** 0.30* 0.72** 0.24
   Rabbits 0.62** 0.34** 0.74** 0.25
   Cats 0.47** 0.32* 0.73** 0.35**
   Guinea Pigs 0.38** 0.40** 0.51** 0.13
  1. * p < 0.01; ** p < 0.001