Within hours of the Orlando killings, newscasters and commentators were asking the predictable and familiar question: was the shooter a terrorist radicalized by ISIS ideology or was he struggling with a mental illness?
Date Posted: June 20, 2016
Categories: Fear, ShameGO
Since September 11, terrorism has been an ever present threat gnawing at our collective peace of mind. To contend with a threat, it is better to understand the forces that shape it. That is where science enters in. What can psychology tell us about ...
Phobias and anxieties are best dealt with by facing them. It is not easy, but if done step-by-step most people can learn to deal with anxieties and fears, possibly even overcome them.
Categories: Anxiety, FearGO
When sports fans wear their lucky shirts on game day, they know it is irrational to think clothing can influence a team’s performance. But they do it anyway.
Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, FearGO
We know that the best way to deal with our fears is to face them. But, naturally, this sounds like a terrifying proposition. Thankfully, we can learn healthy ways to approach our fears instead of avoiding and denying them.
Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Health PsychologyGO
Scare tactics informed by brain science.
Categories: Fear, OtherGO
With an increasing amount of scientific study into sleep paralysis, researchers are slowly getting closer to unraveling its mystery.
Categories: Fear, Sleep DisordersGO
As we watch horror movies, our palms turn sweaty, skin temperature drops, muscles become tense and blood pressure spikes. Why are people drawn to it?
Have you had an abnormal, often unwarranted fear of doing something too fast?
Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn Hospital has now been able to demonstrate in a study that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain ...
If you are feeling a tightness in your chest, faster heartbeat, or shortened breath, you are likely feeling symptoms of anxiety and ...
Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Mindfulness MeditationGO
Joe Kowan is a musician who experiences strong fear of performing in public. How did he manage this potentially career crushing ...
An estimated 8% of Americans will suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point during their lifetime. Brought on by an overwhelming or stressful event or events, PTSD is the result of altered chemistry and physiology of the brain. ...
Getting professional help for dealing with your persistent fears and anxieties is the single most important step in your recovery.
Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
We are all familiar with that uncomfortable feeling in our stomach when faced with a threatening situation. By studying rats, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able to prove for the first time that our 'gut instinct' has a significant impact on ...
Categories: Anxiety, FearGO
Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. The results are published in the December edition of the Journal of Personality and Social ...
Categories: Fear, Relationships & MarriageGO