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  1. Mar 2018
    1. false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet or using other media, usually created to influence political views or as a joke:


    1. quickly morphed into a full-fledged conspiracy:

      consider looking into how the media makes conspiracies- furthers fear

    1. Thousands shared the picture claiming the woman, as a Muslim, was indifferent to the suffering of victims around her. #BanIslam was one hashtag circulating with the image.

      Personal biases

  2. Feb 2018
    1. When I was younger, fear came in the form of a scary movie, like The Shining or Nightmare on Elm Street

      The shining- Ghosts, parents going crazy, being unsafe in your home Nightmare on Elm Street- Dreams can kill you, big part of the movie is fear of falling asleep once the kids figure out what's going on

    1. Perhaps as many as a million radio listeners believed that a real Martian invasion was underway. Panic broke out across the country. In New Jersey, terrified civilians jammed highways seeking to escape the alien marauders. People begged police for gas masks to save them from the toxic gas and asked electric companies to turn off the power so that the Martians wouldn’t see their lights

      Widespread panic

    1. This is basically ‘scaremongering’ at every available opportunity in order to sensationalize and emotionalize the impact of a news story.

      Look into the War of The Worlds scare

    1. Nationwide, there are about 100 burglary-homicides every year. When you compare that to more than 18,000 gun suicides, the conclusions seem pretty obvious.

      Kaya Scoldero home invasion movie, the purge, hush, the open house, American Horror Story Murder House, American Horror Story cult

    1. “Unprovoked attacks” are defined as incidents where an attack on a live human occurs in the shark’s natural habitat with no human provocation of the shark.

      Does this count surfing? Technically not provoked, but a proven danger for shark attacks. Or getting hurt while swimming causing a wound to bleed with a failure to get out of the water?

    1. The tendency to maintain a fearful response is thought to be a result of the fact that we are evolutionarily predisposed to fear snakes, spiders, or other things that might endanger us.
    2. amygdala responds when people exhibit fear learning through instruction
    3. Fear can be learned through direct experience with a threat, but it can also be learned via social means such as verbal warnings or observ-ing others.
    4. “Fear is a universal survival mechanism,”
    5. Phelps, a professor of psychology and neural science at New York University,