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June 11th 2020: Why Do People Feel Fear and Attraction to Horror Movies, Haunted Houses, Creepiness and Clowns?

In this show, Dr. Frank McAndrew, social psychologist and the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College, takes on the questions many of us have pondered-Why do we pay to be scared by horror movies? Why do stories of Hunted Houses persist and intrigue us? What makes clowns loveable to some and terrifying to others? Are some people more likely to see ghosts than others? As someone who has studied and researched aspects of creepiness and horror, Dr. McAndrew offers a perspective you are not likely to find anywhere else. You will learn about the psychological mechanisms behind “cr

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Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D.

Dr. Frank McAndrew is the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College and an elected Fellow of several professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS). He is an evolutionary social psychologist whose research is guided by the simple desire to make sense of everyday life. His research has appeared in dozens of scientific journals, and he has written for a wide range of news outlets including Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and the Guardian. His research has also been featured in media outlets such as The New Yorker, NPR, the BBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and NBC's TODAY Show His research has been s
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live 16/08/2020 02:00 16/08/2020 03:00 Psych Up Live https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2506/psych-up-live In this show, Dr. Frank McAndrew, social psychologist and the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College, takes on the questions many of us have pondered-Why do we pay to be scared by horror movies? Why do stories of Hunted Houses persist and intrigue us? What makes clowns loveable to some and terrifying to others? Are some people more likely to see ghosts than others? As someone who has studied and researched aspects of creepiness and horror, Dr. McAndrew offers a perspective you are not likely to find anywhere else. You will learn about the psychological mechanisms behind “creeped out” the “agent detection mechanism” tripped by haunted houses, the factors that might account for the “ sensed presence” of another and other paranormal experiences. Buckle up and listen in to a fascinating show. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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