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Afraid of the Dark

Nathan H. Lents

in Not So Different

Published by Columbia University Press

Published in print May 2016 | ISBN: 9780231178327
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780231541756 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.003.0010
Afraid of the Dark

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Fear is one of the most primal emotions in animals and humans. Hardwired as a reflex, it is very difficult to consciously control or overcome.

Keywords: fear; anxiety; phobias; psychology; amygdala; horror

Chapter.  9501 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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