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Essay | Fear: Why Are We So Afraid?

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Fear: Why Are We So Afraid?

Summary: Examines fear in American society. Discusses the roots of fear and how it shapes personality. Describes how fear can be hindering and even fatal.
"Being frightened is an experience you can't buy." We are a society that adores fear. We thrive off of it; creating horror movies, shows like "Fear Factor", and the media in general are only a few examples. At the same time there are people who are afraid to leave their house and are possibly restricted to a single room. So what is fear? What is the purpose of being afraid? Why is it that some people will run and scream when they see a snake while others collect and breed them for their love of these majestic reptiles?

Fear is a feeling we have all dealt with at one time or another. It is something that we first experience as children, and are conditioned to respond to in many different ways. In a controversial experiment in 1920 John B. Watson shows us with "Little Albert...

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This section contains 745 words
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Purchase our Student Essay on Fear: Why Are We So Afraid?
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