neophobia


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ne·o·pho·bi·a

(nē'ō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid aversion to, or dread of, novelty or the unknown.
[neo- + G. phobos, fear]

neophobia

Morbid fear of newness, anything new.

neophobia

(ne?o-fo'be-a) [? + phobos, fear]
Fear of new scenes or novelties; aversion to all that is unknown or not understood. Synonym: kainophobia
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The study 'also found an additional effect of food technology neophobia.
1992) "Development of a scale to measure the trait of food neophobia in humans" Appetite, 19: 105-120.
In some respects, food neophobia, or the aversion to trying new foods, is similar to child temperament or personality.
RAUDENBUSH, 2012, << Effects of Food Neophobia and Food Neophilia on Diet and Metabolic Processing>>, Food and Nutrition Sciences, 3: 1397-1403.
This trait - known as food neophobia - is nature's way of protecting them from harm.
Previous research has shown a similar genetic influence for food neophobia in 8 to 11-year-olds (78 percent) and adults (69 percent), suggesting that the impact of genes on food neophobia is constant across the developmental spectrum.
Food and general neophobia and their relationship with self-reported food choice: familial resemblance in Swedish families with children of ages 7-17 years.
All children are born with neophobia, a fear of new things.