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The Origins of Xenophobia

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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Study explores men's ability to manage fear in ways that allow them to exhibit confidence

Study explores men's ability to manage fear in ways that allow them to exhibit confidence | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A study of mixed martial arts competitors found that these men have unique ways of managing fear that actually allow them to exhibit confidence.
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How film makers are using your own imagination to scare you

How film makers are using your own imagination to scare you | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why the camera panning an innocuous scene in a horror movie will make your hair stand on end? It might have something to do with your temporal poles.
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Gender differences: Viewing TV coverage of terrorism has more negative effect on women, study finds

Gender differences: Viewing TV coverage of terrorism has more negative effect on women, study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Exposure to television coverage of terrorism causes women to lose psychological resources much more than men, which leads to negative feelings and moodiness.
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New neurons help us to remember fear

New neurons help us to remember fear | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley’s Daniela Kaufer and colleagues have discovered one way by which emotions such as fear affect memory. The brain’s emotional center, the amygdala, induces the hippocampus, a relay hub for memory, to generate new neurons.
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The amygdala and fear are not the same thing

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In a 2007 episode of the television show Boston Legal, a character claimed to have figured out that a cop was racist because his amygdala activated -- displaying fear, when they showed him pictures of black people. This link between the amygdala and fear -- especially a fear of others unlike us, has gone too far, not only in pop culture, but also in psychological science

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Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas — PsyBlog

Why People Secretly Fear Creative Ideas — PsyBlog | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Why creative ideas are often rejected in favour of conformity and uniformity.

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One Drug Makes You Fearless: The Morning-Before Pill

One Drug Makes You Fearless: The Morning-Before Pill | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

What if our society comes to the point where we have nothing to fear but...an expired prescription? What if science could wipe our painful memories away, without surgery? What if there were a pill that could eliminate fear, making the individual resistant to his or her own doubts, and thus so much more productive?

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How scientists discovered the "fear center" of the brain

How scientists discovered the "fear center" of the brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Fear is one of the most universally understood human emotions.
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