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elevator phobia

a persistent and irrational fear of elevators, which may represent fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of being enclosed (claustrophobia), or fear of having panic symptoms (e.g., as occurs with agoraphobia).

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February 26th 2024

confirmatory research

confirmatory research

research conducted with the aim of testing one or more preexisting hypotheses. Compare exploratory research.