Psychology & Psychiatry

Maintaining your mental health during challenging times

Civil unrest and domestic terrorism at the U.S. Capitol, and the threat of additional violent protests across the nation—compounded with an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans—has many ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to watch a scary movie with your child

On Halloween, the cinemas and TV channels are filled with horror movies. But what should you do if you have a young child who wants to watch too?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why is it fun to be frightened?

John Carpenter's iconic horror film "Halloween" celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Few horror movies have achieved similar notoriety, and it's credited with kicking off the steady stream of slasher flicks that followed.


Researchers find amygdala not always necessary for fear

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that three volunteer women with defective amygdalas were able to experience internal fear. In their paper published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the ...