Scared Silly

Halloween is our one chance a year to gleefully terrorize each other. Why is being afraid so fun?

The Lure of Haunted Houses

By David Weiss

Why was I dying to go inside?

Confronting Terror

By Carolyn Kaufman Psy.D.

Halloween gives us safe ways to conquer existential fears.

Is Being Scared Good For Kids?

By Skip Dine Young Ph.D.

Is it bad to let children experience scary movies?

Horror Movies: Why We Like Being Scared

By Norman N Holland Ph.D.

We get pleasure from unpleasurable emotions.Why and how?

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