The Role of Oxytocin in Threat Response

The fight-or-flight response has been widely studied and the findings have been replicated across species. Recently, researchers looked at fear responses in parents when threats occur in the presence of their young and found that a new threat ...

Nov 12

Categories: Fear, Parenting


Modern treatment for Anxiety and Fear

Technology advancement is one of the greatest gifts in our society today. A modern form of treatment called the Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy (VRGET), was invented and deemed as an effective way to treat certain phobias, anxiety, panic ...

Sep 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Cognitive ...


Overcome your fears by facing them.

Several researches have shown that one effective way to overcome your fears is to face them. Directly facing your fears not only helps one deal with their phobias but also aid people in coping with anxiety disorders.

Aug 28

Categories: Fear, Health Psychology, Phobias


Overcome the Fear of Failure

This article talks about our innate fear of failure and how we can change our perspectives to get over it. By accepting and understanding the purpose of multiple failures we encounter in our lives, we grow to become stronger and more matured ...

Aug 24

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Fear, Life Purpose / Meaning ...


Harmful effects of suppressing negative emotions from a health scare

This article explains how suppressing worries from a health scare might lead to intense fear and emotional distraught.

Aug 16

Categories: Fear, Health Psychology


Risk Perception: Why We Worry About Shark Attacks, Not Car Crashes

The risk of a deadly encounter with a shark is 1 in 3,748,067 while the lifetime risk of dying in a car crash is a staggering 1 in 84 - still most people are more afraid of shark attacks than car crashes. New Zealand psychological scientists have ...

Nov 2

Categories: Fear, Other


Terrorism, the Sociopath, and Shame

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?

Jun 20

Categories: Fear, Shame


Special Report: The Psychology Of Terrorism

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 ...

Jun 14

Categories: Fear


The Most Reassuring Thing You Can Say To Someone Experiencing Fear ...

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.

Feb 15

Categories: Anxiety, Fear


The power of magical thinking: Why superstitions are hard to shake

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.

Nov 11

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear


4 Tips For Finally Facing Your Fears

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.

Nov 4

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Health Psychology


Haunted House Science: You Don’t Need Gore To Terrify, If You Know ...

Scare tactics informed by brain science.

Oct 31

Categories: Fear, Other


Understanding sleep paralysis: a terrifying but unique state of ...

With an increasing amount of scientific study into sleep paralysis, researchers are slowly getting closer to unraveling its mystery.

Oct 6

Categories: Fear, Sleep Disorders


Psychology of Fear: Why do we love watching horror movies?

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?

Sep 25

Categories: Fear



Have you had an abnormal, often unwarranted fear of doing something too fast?

May 11

Categories: Fear

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