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Professor programmer tackle scary problem - New Brunswick Business Journal

Author: Communications

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

Category: In the Media

Walking into a room full of large, hairy spiders would be a terrifying experience for a person suffering from arachnophobia.

But a University of New Brunswick psychology professor and a Fredericton-based game designer have worked together to create software to help people learn to overcome their fears of the eight-legged creatures.

Darren Piercy and Carl Callewaert call their new software Fear of Spiders Treatment Game HD.

"This is really interesting," said Piercy in a recent interview.

"It is cutting edge. It is very innovative."

Read the full story at the New Brunswick Business Journal.