1. a morbid fear of novelty
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How To Use neophobia In A Sentence

  • It would also be necessary to determine if their sensitivity to habitat modification is related to neophobia or simply to the inability to learn a novel resource.
  • Dow: There's a subset of phobias called neophobia, which is basically being afraid of new foods. Freaky Eaters' Dr. Mike Dow and JJ Virgin: People Tune In for the Freak Factor
  • But whether inherited or not, neophobia can be overcome. Neophobia
  • It has also been shown that birds may reject novel prey on the basis of unfamiliarity alone or neophobia.
  • CLARK: A rat has what's known as neophobia and that's an adverse reaction to any change in its environment. CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2009
  • Some experts think that neophobia is essentially a reflection of personality. Picky Eater? Might be the Parents Fault | Impact Lab
  • Unlike nearly every other phobia, neophobia is a normal stage of human development. Picky Eater? Might be the Parents Fault | Impact Lab
  • Take advantage of this before neophobia (fear of the new) sets in at age two or three. Times, Sunday Times
  • According to a study of twins, neophobia — or the fear of new foods — is mostly in the genes. Picky Eater? Might be the Parents Fault | Impact Lab
  • To measure neophobia, she filled a dish with peanuts and apples, a treat that she calls ‘the Amazon equivalent of chocolate,’ then dangled an unfamiliar object above it and timed a bird's delay in approaching.
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