Psychology Branches Nyctophobia—Fear of the Dark—and Other Common Phobias Share Pin Email More in Psychology Branches Educational Psychology Positive Psychology Basics Personality Development Cognitive Psychology Developmental Psychology Behavioral Theories Psychosocial Theories History Personality Psychology Leadership Psychotherapy Neuroscience and Biological Psychology Social Psychology For Students Glossary View All Updated May 27, 2016 From claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) to nyctophobia (fear of the dark), we all have something that makes our spine tingle. Here, we're looking at our most common phobias and also, where they might come from. Up Next Up Next Article Are You Afraid of Snow? Up Next Article Understanding the Fear of Tornadoes or Hurricanes Up Next Article Are You Afraid of Mirrors? You Are Not Alone Up Next Article What is a Phobia?