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Psychology of Fear

Carolyn Gregoire

Why We're All So Freaked Out About Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Actual incidences of Ebola in the United States may be confined to four current cases, but that hasn't kept fear around the epidemic from spreading li...

This Is Why We Love To Scare Ourselves Silly

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.16.2014 | Science

It's Halloween season, and that means we're all looking forward to spooking ourselves with haunted houses, scary movies, and ghoulish costumes. But...

WATCH: Where Fear Lives In The Brain

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science

Do you love haunted houses? Can't get enough of horror movies? During the Halloween season, many thrill-seekers enjoy getting spooked. But what's r...

How To Conquer Your Fears And Live A More Courageous Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a man. “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible," ...

We Do Have to Fear "Fear Itself" -- Too Much and Too Little!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Risks that involve more pain and suffering, like cancer, scare us more than greater actual perils, like heart disease, which don't kill in as-nasty ways.