Things That Go Bump in The Night

Exploring the scary side of life.

Confronting Terror

By Carolyn Kaufman Psy.D.

Halloween gives us safe ways to conquer existential fears

How to Fake a Ghost Photo

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.

A photographic technique that assists investigators might also encourage fraud.

Longing for Ghostly Encounters

By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D.

Ghosts and hauntings aren’t just for Halloween.

Is Being Scared Good For Kids?

By Skip Dine Young Ph.D.

Is it bad to let children experience scary movies?

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Seeking Danger to Find a Sense of Life

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