Read about the cutting-edge breakthrough scientists have made in making fear a thing of the past.
An old and dilapidated house being reclaimed by greenery. Creaky floorboards and shifting walls that seem to groan. Intimidating exterior looming in the darkness. All possible elements of a “haunted house,” but what exactly do we find so scary? Read on to discover a psychologist’s take on the subject.
Read one author’s take on our “age of fear” and the rise of the zombie.
Back in 2005, the Gallup organization took a poll to discover what frightened American teens. Check out that poll’s results and compare them to the fears of teens today. What fears do today’s teens share with teens in 2005? What fears differ? Take a poll among your friends and classmates to find out.
Horror movies may have prepared some people for the pandemic in a variety of ways. Read the article to learn more about the possible benefits of horror movies.
What will Halloween look like this year with the looming threat of COVID-19? Parents fear for their children’s safety.
Several students share their concerns after returning to school during the pandemic. Scroll and choose 2 or 3 stories to read.
Listen: Metaphors used to describe the pandemic are so powerful, they can increase our fear and frustration.
Infants are afraid of strangers, but what about heights? When do people start to have fear of heights?
Most people have seen or ridden a roller-coaster, and either fear riding one or like the ride. So you think you know how a roller coaster works? Compare what you know with what this article tells you.
Four teen surfers rescue two swimmers fearing for their lives.
In the uncertainty surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic, many people feel worried or anxious. Here are some tips for managing fear.
Have you ever heard of an adrenaline rush? This article by Josh Clark describes how a rush of adrenaline, brought on by a fearful situation, can give someone “superhuman” strength.
What makes an elite athlete fail just at the moment they’ve been training for since childhood? Read about the causes of “choking” and ways to prevent it.
Trypophobia describes the fear of clusters of holes. While it’s not officially recognized, many are convinced they have it.
Why might someone whose grandfather mined coal be afraid to go underground? It’s no coincidence.
Get a visual look at what has frightened Americans in the 21st century.
Could talking about your fears actually lessen them? Find out what the research says.
Ava Norman describes how she overcame her greatest fear by embracing it.
While everyone experiences fears, some have a particularly hard time dealing with them. Skim the text to find out why, as well as ways to overcome those that are most interesting to you.