How Fear Works →
An interesting, yet fairly simplified article on fear. I must admit I rather enjoyed the sections on ‘fight or flight’ and ‘fear conditioning.’ I should do more hands-on research in the latter.
Leventhal’s Tetanus Experiments: Does Fear...
In the mid 1960’s, Howard Leventhal, a social psychologist from Yale University, USA, invited a group of 30 senior students to participate in what they thought was an experiment on a public health brochure evaluation. The tetanus pamphlet, as it was called, was to be evaluated for its persuasiveness in communicating the dangers of tetanus and the importance of inoculation. To that effect,...
n.1. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. A state or condition marked by this feeling: living in fear. 2. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension: a fear of looking foolish.3. Extreme reverence or awe, as toward a supreme power.4. A reason for dread or apprehension: Being alone is my greatest fear. v. feared, fear·ing, fears v.tr.1. To be afraid...