Fear Essays

The Nature of Phobia

Your heart starts beating faster. Your palms start to sweat. You’re shaking, and suddenly you’re short of breath. This is fear, an emotion we all experience at some point in our lives. It warns us when something is not safe, or even when we are outside our own “comfort zone”. Like, for instance, some of us might be glossophobic. Not familiar with the term? Well, it means you’re afraid of public speaking. According to a recent study, it affects at…

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Healthy Fear

Fear is a feeling; it is a reaction to something we are frightened of, a natural instinct when faced with something we feel may endanger us. However, fear can be healthy and/or unhealthy; for instance, being afraid of spiders is slightly unhealthy as they can not actually do any harm but if a person is afraid of developing cancer and as a result of this they stop smoking, this is a healthy fear. In biological terms, when any fear is…

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The Oldest and Strongest Emotion of Mankind Is Fear

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.” I bet no person will disagree to this statement. We all have fears. Some would admit it, most prefer hiding it. The fears we have inside serve as our weakness in our times of strong points. Facing and conquering these fears is the ultimate key to eradicate these frightening feelings inside us. To start with, what is fear? According to Encarta 2008, “fear is an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension…

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Lamb to the Slaughter – Study of Mary Maloney

I am going to explain within this essay how I think Mary Maloney’s character changes in the story Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl. When the story opens Mary is a content, loving and devoted wife and is six months pregnant and happy to be so. “Now and again she would g lance up at the clock, but without anxiety, merely to please herself with the thought that each minute gone by made it nearer the time when he…

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How to Build Suspense and Scare the Audience

The film Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, was created approximately 30 years ago. It tells the story of a shark which attacks and kills numerous people off the north-east coast of the USA in a small holiday resort called Amity Island. The attacks took place around the 4th of July, which in America, is similar to the British bank holiday. During this time, many Americans and tourists from abroad visit resorts such as Amity Island for a summer vacation. The…

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Personality Disorder and Agoraphobia

Treating a Person who suffers from Paranoid Personality Disorder and Agoraphobia             Agoraphobia is a kind of disorder that often interpreted as fear of open places. However, it does not limit to place only such that this kind of phobia includes the fear of one person to any situation and places around him.             “There is nothing one can say about human beings that is true all the time. However, certain personality characteristics and ways of thinking are extremely common…

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Phobias Definition

When people see the words one and direction together, they either have a mini heart attack due to extreme excitement or they simply disregard the subject. I am the mini heart attack type; therefore, I have done my research on the infamous band. While doing this, I found an interesting fun fact. Liam Payne, the One Direction middleman, is petrified of spoons, yes the eating utensils. He claims to not have a reason as to why, but according to psychology…

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Counseling Session

Counseling can facilitate the process of overcoming or working through personal issues from everyday hardship as well as potentially life threatening situations. This reflective paper will explore the three 50 minute counseling sessions that I attended with a professional counselor and therapist, named Cassy Johnson-Hodge. By attending these counseling session and reflecting on Ms. Johnson-Hodge’s counseling process I have begun to understand the specific skills a counselor may use in session to help clients. Counseling requires the counselors to reach…

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Overcoming Fear and Bias as a Clinician

A special challenge that mental health personnel in prison facilities deal with is the setting of their profession. Exposure to convicted felons, being subject to security sanctions and dealing with individuals under constant stress creates tests an individual’s professional and personal integrity and capability. The fears and biases associated with prisons and inmates stems from the very nature of crime and punishment. The reservation felt is indicative and at the same reinforces the social consequence of violating laws. According to…

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Life Is Full of Challenges

Life is full of challenges. In the stories, “Breaking Through Uncertainty-Welcoming Adversity” and “Neighbours,” written by Jim McCormick and Lien Chao, the main characters illustrate benefits derived from taking risks. Even though both people in these texts undergo personal challenges, in “Neighbours” the character, Sally, receives greater benefits from taking risks than McCormick in “Breaking Through Uncertainty-Welcoming Adversity”. Fear is a part of life, however, how we face it is what makes each of us unique. In the story, “Breaking…

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Fears and Phobias

Fears and phobias in general can sometimes rule a person’s life. Something as simple as not drinking out of a pink glass, or going on a roller coaster aren’t good examples, but a good one is on the T. V. show Fear Factor. For one of the challenges the contestants had to jump off a sixty-foot cliff. For some people who are afraid of heights couldn’t do this task. Their fear of heights would control their decision and cause them…

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Types of Phobias

Our psychics still stands very far away from the complete understanding of the processes that take place inside our mind. One of the striking evidences for this statement is the widest variety of fears that quite often enthrall people, and what is more, there are no easy ways to find any reasonable explanation to expand their origin. However, this problem is widely discussed in psychology and there is a special term to denote strong fear, aversion or terror, phobia. Anyone…

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The Role Fear Plays in the Actions

Fear has brought its way into a little town called Aqua traverse, motivating them into cold blooded kidnappers. The role of fear appears in many of the villagers in particular Michele, Felice and Pino as they show numerous areas of fear throughout the novel I’m not scared. An innocent young boy Michele takes his fears on head first and motivates himself on with his comic book character Tiger Jack to try and free another innocent boy in Filippo. Michele Amitrano…

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Fears & Phobias Opinion Paper

“A strong dislike of flying is a fear, whereas a pathological fear (an intense, uncontrollable, unendurable, physical fear) is considered to be a phobia” (Rob Kelly). Not many people know the difference between fears and phobias neither did I until I began researching for my project. Many people have fears such as a fear of mice or a fear of the dentist. For some people there fears are very minor but what happens when a fear takes over a person’s…

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My Worst Nightmare

IDEAS “I lay down and waited for the soothing blanket of sleep shroud me. A few second later the anticipated blackness and darkness hit me like a tuck” “Suddenly, the deafening noise of my phone alarm woke me up with a jolt. Then I new it was all just a dream” “The twisted feeling of fear grew bigger and bigger each step I took” “The silence was brocken by each footstep I took” “The sound of silence was deafening, all…

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