Fear-Related Research for Halloween Week
APS’s Research Topic on Fear explores why we are scared of some things and not others.
Playing With Fear: Haunted Houses and Recreation
Haunted houses, horror movies, and ghost stories can provoke chilling delights, provided the fear they evoke remains in a “Goldilocks zone” that is neither too terrifying nor too tame. New research connects this sweet spot
Haunted House Researchers Investigate the Mystery of Playing With Fear
New research connects a sweet spot of recreational fear to a telltale range of heart rate fluctuations, shedding light on the mind-body connection between fear and fun.
Interventions May Have Lasting Benefits
The benefits of interventions—actions or policies intended to elicit a change in a person’s life—may either be lasting or fade over time.
Remember That Fake News You Read? It May Help You Remember Even More
Thinking back on a time you encountered false information or “fake news” may prime your brain to better recall truthful memories.
Safe Sex or Risky Romance? Young Adults Make the Rational Choice
New research suggests that young adults are instead quite rational when it comes to selecting potential sexual partners.