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Fear And Fear Of Fear

- Fear is one of the most primitives human emotions that exist. It is the response when people is exposed to danger. Feeling an unpleasant sensation passing through the body, mind and soul; activating a warning system to overcome the threat and preserve life. Fear is consider a basic survival mechanism. Without it, humans would not have caution against dangerous situations. For example, crossing the street without looking for coming cars; could surely result in serious injuries or death. Therefore fear is a useful mechanism that works without persons noticing, but monitoring everything that is perceive and reacting to any hint of danger....   [tags: Fear, Emotion, Suffering, Thought]

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Fear And The Fear Of Fear

- Fear. (noun) Its definition is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” (verb) “To be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.” As humans, we experience a myriad of emotions on a daily basis, some more intense than others at times. Fear is one of these emotions, and there are multiple types of such. The idea that we witness something or someone who is experiencing pain, distress, or discrimination, the fear we have in relation to understanding what the person we’re watching is going through, is sympathetic fear....   [tags: Phobia, Fear, Fight-or-flight response, Anxiety]

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Machiavellian Concepts on the Use of Fear

- In Machiavelli’s “Prince” he discussed the use of fear as a political tool to maintain the state. He argued that fear when properly directed could generate loyalty and bolster the support of the government. He went on to write that fear was only powerful when wielded with care and when abused could quickly become counterproductive and result in being hated by the people. Fear was potent because it was the prince’s creation. Unlike love that is given to the prince and can easily be taken away, fear is the prince’s tool and his alone....   [tags: Fear]

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Phobias: The Irrational Fear

- Phobias: The Irrational Fear Phobias are irrational fear to a person, place or object and they are classified as an anxiety disorder. There is a term for every phobia imaginable. Phobias affect approximately nineteen million individuals, with the fears ranging from blood to women and every thing in between. The symptoms one experiences when suffering with a phobia include profuse sweating, headaches, extreme nausea and a variety of other physical symptoms. We all have our fears, rather it be flying or driving....   [tags: Fear]

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Fear And Lack Of Fear

- Everyone is Afriad Fear, by definition, is “an unpleasant emotional state consisting of psychological and psychophysiological response to a real external threat or danger” (Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health). This evolutionary response keeps people from doing something dangerous, or otherwise harmful. Fear has a number of triggers, including the presence of danger, generalization of a traumatic event, and even some chemical and sounds. Fear is a necessary function for survival and by better researching it, fear can be better understood....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Panic attack, Anxiety disorder]

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The Fear Of Man 's Greatest Fear

- What is man’s greatest fear. It’s not the dinosaurs, they are extinct. It’s not the sharks, grizzly bear, hyenas, crocodiles, lions or the wolves, you really have to get into their territory and even then very few succeed in becoming their prey. The fear that’s most prevalent from the beginning of all creation is the fear of man. Most people don’t admit it, nor do they realise it, but nevertheless, the fear of man prevails in the lives of most people. Cain killed his brother Abel, and he was fearful that whoever finds him will kill him....   [tags: Fear, Anxiety, Religion, God]

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Fear Is A Dangerous, Fragile Affair

- Fear Emotions can be a dangerous, fragile affair. No matter how much we don’t want to admit it, controlling our feelings is not an easy feat. It is difficult to contain something that even professionals have trouble understanding. The emotions the majority of people feel can fall into one of two categories: negative and positive. Positive feelings may include happiness, excitement, and love. The negative spectrum of emotions is composed of things like anger, depression, and fear. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions....   [tags: Fear, Phobia, Anxiety, Brain]

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Fear : A Battle With Ourselves

- Fear: A Battle With Ourselves We see thousands of different things a day. Some of them are meant to make you laugh, some are meant to teach you different things, but what about the ones that make us cringe or affect us in a negative way. The negative things the average person sees in their everyday life are the ones that cause us to develop fears and subconscious thoughts and makes us not want to do the things we should be able to do but can’t due to fear. We develop fear through first hand experiences but we also develop fear through seeing other receiving the bad end of the stick when they’re in a certain situation....   [tags: Phobia, Fear, Emotion, Anxiety]

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Fear Is A Powerful Emotion

- Fear is a powerful emotion. Wikipedia.com describes fear as “an emotion induced by threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately change behavior, such as running away, hiding or freezing from traumatic events.”Most people tend to avoid fearful situations, not realizing that something positive may come out of the event or experience. Victor Villaseñor focuses on the topic of fear in his novel titled Burro Genius. Villaseñor demonstrates to readers how growing up he was extremely fearful of any situation....   [tags: Fear, Claustrophobia, Anxiety]

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What is Fear and What Causes It?

- Fear is something that large amounts of people have encountered at least once at some point in their lives. It has been said to have caused a variety of outcomes, many of them being largely negative. Therefore, it is a common human response to react to fear by counteracting it with positivity and/or success. The idea people have of what fear is depends on the person. In the article “How Fear Works”, for example, fear is defined as a “chain reaction in the brain that starts with a stressful stimulus and ends with the release of chemicals” (Layton 1)....   [tags: environment, past experience, fear paranoia]

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Fear And Anger, Anxiety And Abuse

- Fear is an emotion which can easily or sometimes too quickly convert our feelings into actions. It is a difficult and hard emotion which makes us feel vulnerable, out of control and helpless. Our fear and anger leads us to abuse and by that we being a human being can be offensive to someone by just protecting our insecurities. Our fear is a staircase to anger, anxiety and abuse. In many cases fear of embarrassment leads us to destroy our confidence. sometimes fear of a specific group of people makes us hate and sometimes abuse them in certain ways....   [tags: Islam, United States, Fear, Abuse]

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Overcoming Fear With Faith

- Everyone is on a road of difficulties and trials. We face these trials everyday sometimes we work hard to resolve them. On the other hand sometimes people will be afraid of the problems that come their way. We sometimes will try to escape it but it will be their festering in our lives and in our minds. Until one day we decide to take action, the time we decide to mend the problem is the day we can change and rid the problem from our lives for good. Nonetheless if we do not bring forth courage and put forth the chance to mend our problems we might become penetrated with fear....   [tags: Faith vs. Fear]

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Fear, Changes, And Choices

- Fear, Changes, and Choices All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is a novel filled with despair, death, hopefulness, and fearlessness. It revolves around WWII, Nazi Germany, the young camps for soldiers, and two teenagers who struggle throughout their period of life as well as the people around them. Marie-Laure, and Werner are the main focuses of this book, they go in and out of trials and tribulations as well as happiness. All of the characters in this novel have changed for the better or worse....   [tags: Fear, Claustrophobia, German nobility]

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Fear Is The Unpleasant Emotion

- According to Chris Hadfield, fear is the unpleasant emotion (caused by dangerous) by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, or likely to cause pain or threat. One of the saying is “Fear is a choice while danger is the reality of a certain situation”- which means we cannot control the level of danger in a situation, but we can choose to feel afraid or chose not to let fear limits our ability to try something new, create or dream from coming true but with practice we can overcome our fear of scary situations....   [tags: Fear, Anxiety, Phobia, Anxiety disorder]

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The Individual’s Existentialist Struggle Rooted in Fear

- The individual is naturally comprised of a conglomeration of cumbersome and distressing emotions, such as fear and distress. It is within inane circumstances that human beings are able to experience inherent fear. In moments of fear, people are able to apply existentialist thought, for it is through fear in which people decide to act. Existentialism is a philosophical theory that is governed by authenticity, which is that the existence of a person is determined through the acts of their own will (“Existentialism”)....   [tags: Power of Fear]

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Using Our Fear for the Good of the World

- Our deepest fear is a unique quotation by an author who is unknown but was made famous by Nelson Mandela. This quotation really makes you think about your own fears and the ways we can look at them and how they affect us in our everyday lives. I believe the author is trying to say we should not fear our fears, but embrace them and use them for the good of the world and even just ourselves. He says we fear what we are capable as individuals. We fear the good in us, like our talents rather than the darkness....   [tags: fear, Nelson Mandela, ]

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Fear Vs. Animal Dogs

- Fear versus Aggression in Dogs Many people don’t know the difference in fear reactive dogs and aggressive dogs, which in turn can end fatally for the dog and injure a human without the proper knowledge. In many cases the human doesn’t know the right way to respond to a situation that could easily be solved by giving a fearful dog its space and helping it cope through its own emotions. That’s right I said emotions, unlike humans a dogs emotions are not as complex for them its; fear, joy, anger, relaxation- they live “in the now” as the dog whisperer Caesar Millan would say....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Dog Whisperer, Anger]

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My : My Fear Of People

- My Fear of People I have never made friends easily in my life. I was shy, I was afraid to talk to people, and I was scared to be with large groups of people. My parents and I thought that this was just a phase and I would grow out of it. As the years went by however, the fear of talking to other people had only increased. It was at its worst when I went on a trip to Washington D.C. my middle school has every year for the eighth graders....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Social anxiety, Anxiety disorder]

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The Fear Of Public Speaking

- Most all of us can say that we have “panicked” at the thought of taking an exam, or we have panicked before you went to meet someone for the first time. The heart pounding feeling that you cannot breathe is normal in a lot of situations. Perhaps, you worry that you are going to bomb the exam, you took, you feel anxious at the thought of meeting that good looking person you have appreciated from afar. These scenarios are all considered to be normal fears that most of us experience in our lives at one time or the other....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Panic attack, Panic disorder]

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Test Anxiety : The Crippling Fear Of Failure

- Test Anxiety: The Crippling Fear of Failure Fear is used as the umbrella term for a seemingly innumerable amount of emotions and traits, namely because fear presents itself in a number of ways. If you have ever experienced any anxiety or phobia then you have encountered something that you are afraid of and that feeling was produced by fear. The purpose of this essay is to introduce the reader to a specific kind of terror, and that is “testophobia” or test anxiety that can be brought on by an apprehension of failure....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Emotion, Anxiety disorder]

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Fear The Protective Mechanisms Will Help Us Defeat Them

- Fear When describing fear, it is a response to any physical and emotional danger that we had not felt and could not protect ourselves from any threats (Fear). Also fear is an unpleasant emotion that something is dangerous or will hurt someone. When we fear a situation that is not close to life-or-death we hang back for no reason. Bad experiences or traumatic events can trigger a fear response that is hard to cure. It is said that exposing ourselves to personal demons that will help in moving past fears....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Phobia, Emotion]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' My Fear ' By Lawrence Raab

- Throughout one’s life, he or she will experience many situations where a lesson is learned, or a fear is amassed. One person may be able to deal with such terrors easily, while another will suffer because of the dread and panic that now haunts them. The poem ‘My Fear’ by Lawrence Raab discusses the haunting situation of fear following someone, and the personification, imagery, and tone of the speaker all provide depth to this seemingly innocent poem and allow one to truly appreciate how fear and troubles affect him or her....   [tags: Fear, Phobia, Claustrophobia, Anxiety]

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The Fear Of Snakes : A Disturbing Emotion Aroused By Impending Danger

- The literal definition of fear states that it is “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger” (Dictionary.com). It’s something we have all experienced, and always will. It is hard to escape, and it can find you anywhere. It can be small, or it could be overwhelming. Sometimes it even eats you from the inside out with stress. No matter who you are, you’re going to have a fear of something, whatever it may be. Even Indiana Jones, one of the coolest, bravest men in the movies had a fear of snakes....   [tags: Fear, Claustrophobia, Phobia, Fishing]

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Fear Is A Potent Emotional Response Developed By The Intrinsic

- Fear is a potent emotional response developed by the intrinsic need to learn in order for one to better their means of self-preservation. Though often overlooked, fear is a mental construct which presents great importance in understanding an individual’s thoughts and mannerisms. Children can help scientists to better recognize how these fears emerge. The early years of life can be considered the most daunting; everything in the environment surrounding a child is fairly new, strange, and unfamiliar....   [tags: Fear, Anxiety, Classical conditioning]

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Destruction Caused by Fear in Lord of the Flies and a Separate Peace

- Have you ever been so afraid for your life that you would do anything to save it. Or been so scared of something you felt like you became a different person afterwards because of the experience. Well, the characters of Lord of the Flies and A Separate Peace all have encountered these experiences and their lives have changed forever because of the destruction caused by fear. Lord of the Flies is set during the time of World War 2 and is about a group of 7-12 year old boys who are hopelessly stranded on an uncharted island after a devastating plane crash leaving them completely without adult supervision....   [tags: innocence, nature, fear]

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Fear of Death in White Noise by Don DeLillo

- In the novel, White Noise by Don DeLillo, Jack Gladney tries to think that he know his wife Babette. He tries to disguise his true self in order to gain strength through his false identity. He tries to control Babette’s thoughts by telling her she is supposed to act a particular way because he is slowly losing control and the struggle of who is more afraid of death. Jack constantly is trying to face his fears of death but learns that his wife has similar fears. He tries to gain power over his death by trying to murder someone....   [tags: identity, kill, fear, death]

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Summary of the Fear of Breathing by Lafferty, Sherlock and Wood

- Each new morn.New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face (qtd in Lawson, Sandra. 2013) In the eighty-five pages play, Lafferty, Sherlock, and Wood exert their utmost effort to document, organize, and reconstruct a collage of verbatim testimonies, reports, and interviews eyewitnesses of the Syrian Revolution .The interviews were conducted by Laffery in collaboration with veteran war correspondents: Sherlock and Wood. Lafferty and colleagues conducted interviews incognito with ordinary people, activists, businesspersons, defectors, Free Syrian Army soldiers, and medical staff....   [tags: Fear of Breathing Essays]

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The Word Fear Makes My Mind Draw A Blank

- 1 — The Definition of Fear The word fear makes my mind draw a blank. I am trying to make sense of it but I can not, at least not for everyone. It is a word that is left up to a person’s digression. It almost seems unfair to have a clear cookie-cutter definition of what it is. The word is too broad to be sectioned off by one definition. Fear can strengthen a person to move mountains, but can also weaken someone to the point of death. Which might be why the word is so frightening. What can be said for the word fear....   [tags: Fear, Claustrophobia, American football positions]

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Analysis Of Joseph Wolpe Developed A Life With Constant Fear

- Looking at a normal person walking down the street you wouldn’t know what kind of fear they might be facing. People face different fears in their lives that they can’t control. It is common for people to be scared of a situation that has a rationality behind it. For example, being scared while inside a haunted house. If the fear is irrational and many aren 't frightened by it, it would be categorized as a phobia. Living a life with constant fear that interferes with a person’s everyday life would be categorized as an anxiety disorder....   [tags: Fear, Phobia, Social anxiety disorder]

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Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?

- You’ve just finished a scary movie at your house and it’s now 10:47pm, and you remember you are the only one home. Its pitch black and you hear a creaking noise from upstairs so you begin to panic and become completely frozen, this is the feeling of fear. Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, and some people go out of their way to seek that feeling. This now creates the question why. Why do some people enjoy the feeling of fear. Author’s Allegra Ringo and Steph Yin articles about fear help discover the answer to that very question....   [tags: Human brain, Brain, Fear, Neuron]

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Communication Apprehension : An Individual 's Level Of Fear Or Anxiety

- Communication Apprehension Communication apprehension (CA) is “an individual’s level of fear or anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication with another person or persons” (J. McCroskey, 1977, p. 8). Researchers acknowledge that central to this definition is the fact that CA is a mental construct. Thus, symptoms such as stuttering, sweating, trembling, and rapid heartbeat are physiological byproducts of the internal dialogue that occurs in one’s mind (Geçer & Gümüş, 2010). For those with abnormal degrees of CA, the anxiety that would arise from associating with their peers often outweighs the benefits he or she would reap from the interaction....   [tags: Fear, Anxiety, University, Anxiety disorder]

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The Panic Virus : A True Story Of Medicine, Science, And Fear Written By Seth Mnookin

- The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear written by Seth Mnookin offers something for all potential readers. For those who are anti-vaccine, Mnookin offers valid science, testimony, history, and excerpts that demonstrate that vaccinating a child can be more beneficial than not. Instead of simply dismissing those who do not vaccinate their children, Mnookin offers valid points to counter argue in this debate. Mnookin offers thought, logic, reasoning, and research into his arguments, showing that his opinion is rooted in fact, rather than opinion or belief....   [tags: Vaccination, Vaccine, Fear]

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The Element of Fear: Dickens´ The Signalman and Wells´ Red Room

- Charles Dickens’ ‘The Signalman,’ and H.G Wells’ ‘Red Room’ are both short stories written to grip readers through the element of fear. Both tales were written near the end of the Victorian era, during Queen Victoria’s reign. Victorian Britain had a liking for literature, including short stories. Short stories were idyllic because they were a source of instant entertainment, the type required in technologically withdrawn times. People were also becoming increasingly interested in supernatural events such as mesmerism....   [tags: Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, Victorian era, fear]

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Racism in The Color of Fear

- Racism in The Color of Fear Let’s start with the definition of racism. Racism refers to the belief that race is the primary determinant of human capacities, that a certain race is inherently superior or inferior to others, and/or that individuals should be treated differently based on their ascribed race. There are two main issues in the movie the “The Color of Fear” that I will discuss. These two issues include grouping people of color on the basis of the way one looks, and the attitudes of different races towards one another....   [tags: Color Fear Film Movie Racism Race Essays]

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National Identity in Eric Ambler's Journey into Fear

- National Identity in Eric Ambler's Journey into Fear In his novel A Coffin for Dimitrios, Eric Ambler writes: "A man's features, the bone structure and the tissue which covers it, are the product of a biological process; but his face he creates for himself" (269). This distinction between the physical flesh and the face, the "devil mask" is for Ambler a crucial metaphor of "duplicity" (269). It is "a screen to hide [the] mind's nakedness...though they understand instinctively that the mask cannot be the man behind it; they are generally shocked by a demonstration of the fact" (269)....   [tags: Journey into Fear Essays]

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Fear in Journey's End by RC Sheriff

- Fear in Journey's End The definition of ‘fear’ is a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. ‘Fear’ is reflected by the continual tension throughout the play. All the characters deal with fear in their own different ways. This reflects their personality and gives us an outline of how they really deal with the troubles, which arise during their experiences in a dangerous surrounding, and also, by dealing with the outcomes that they have to face in life. Stanhope deals with pain and fear through expressing his anger and also by his drinking habits....   [tags: Journey's End Literature War Fear Danger Essays]

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Geography of Fear and Fear of Crime

- Geography of fear and fear of crime in society today has been widely researched. In this essay fear of crime is used in the context of an individual’s perceived risk of becoming a victim of crime. This essay will explain Cater and Jones statement and discuss how media portrayal, environmental incivility in urban leading to loss of authority of space by local people and urban encroachment of rural areas shape the ‘geography of fear’. These factors at individual, neighbourhood and community level will be evaluated in ways so fear of crime can be reduced in urban and rural areas....   [tags: victim, criminal offenders, urban areas]

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Socrates and Epicurus - Live Life Without Fear of Death

- Many people seem to fear death, but philosophers such as Socrates and Epicurus would argue that one has no reason to fear it. Socrates sees death as a blessing to be wished for if death is either nothingness or a relocation of the soul, whereas Epicurus argues that one shouldn't worry themselves about death since, once we are gone, death is annihilation which is neither good nor bad. Epicurus believes that death itself is a total lack of perception, wherein there is no pleasure or pain. I agree with Epicurus because Socrates doesn't give a sound argument for death as a blessing, whereas Epicurus' argument is cogent....   [tags: Why We Should Not Fear Death]

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Fear in H. G. Wells' "The Red Room" and the "Red-room Episode" in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Both H. G. Wells and Charlotte Bronte draw upon the Gothic tradition to create an atmosphere of fear in their books, but this is handled in different ways although with some similarities. The Gothic tradition was believed to have started in 1764, however these novels were written outside the Gothic period, with Charlotte Bronte publishing her book in 1847, and H. G. Wells publishing his in 1896, over one hundred years later than the first Gothic novel. H. G. Wells starts off his book with a conversation between the narrator who will then go on to ender the read room, and a group of pensioners who give him several warnings that he should not enter the red room due to its haunted nature....   [tags: Fear, H. G. Wells, Red Room, Charlotte Bronte, Jan]

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The Fear Of The Boss

- 1.) Alfonso definitely led with fear instead of love. He seems to not be able to control his emotions and would reprimand whoever did not perform their tasks to his liking. An example of this was during training exercises. McArthur was having difficulty keeping the boat at periscope depth because of the rough seas. Instead of acting with a love emotion by understanding and trying to improve his subordinate, Alfonso reprimanded him very loudly and publicly. He then stripped him of his diving duty until he was recertified....   [tags: Leadership, Emotion, Love, Positive psychology]

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The Fear Of The Refugees

- Who is Responsible. The pictures of dead Syrian refugees, floating in the water plagues television screens worldwide. These photos were meant to call not only the U.S and Europe to take action but for them to feel morally responsible for these stranded refugees. Several countries in Europe allowed the refugees to enter but have since stopped the migration. In 2001 and in 2015, Europe and America alike were faced with events that caused fear, suspicion, and a general prejudice to enter into the minds of their citizens....   [tags: Europe, European Union, United States]

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The Fear Of A Creature

- The Fear of a “Creature” The scientific revolution that began in the late fifteenth century was a time of fear and overwhelming knowledge for the people of the world. The term Philosophy was new, and for the most part was practically misunderstood. These philosophers implanted the idea of critical thinking into their world around them, challenging intellectual thoughts. For the longest time science was known to be completely natural, not made from man. Many early scientists brought forth the ideas that change the course of human thinking forever....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, George Gordon Byron]

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The Fear Of An Opinion

- The Fear of an Opinion Self-confidence requires trust, and trust requires you to believe. Self-confidence is a weird thing. Some people have too much, while others have too little, yet some people only have confidence in some things and not in other things. Some of the most common things that people are or are not confident in is their looks, their skills, or their knowledge. Confidence is important, it controls our effort level and seeing confident people means seeing happy people working hard....   [tags: Confidence, Self-confidence, Learning, Thing]

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The Fear Of The Dead

- In Literature, authors want their works to have a moral theme or lesson that the reader can learn from. However, other artists can also other motives that they want their readers to take away with. For example, authors can write a piece of literature that provokes a sense of feeling such as playing with one’s sense of anxiety or excitement. Witches in literature usually portray or play with the fears of society. Erictho uses her power to brutally raise the dead, which played on the fears of the afterlife....   [tags: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Roman Empire]

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The Effects of Fear

- Effects of Fear Fear is described as “an intense emotional state caused by specific external stimuli and associated with avoidance, self-defense, and escape” (Strickland 244). As a primary emotion, fear is felt by everyone, although some people feel fear in a more intense way than others. Fear has the ability to affect people in many different ways both mentally and physically. First off, fear can cause people to desire power. This is because “underlying the quest for power is fear, and the desire for power is to eliminate fear” (Wilson 1)....   [tags: external stimuli, self-defense]

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The Necessity of Fear

- A tall man in a long black coat is seen walking past the window of an elementary school with a large brief case. That sentence is enough to make almost any American’s skin crawl for a moment. Change the word man to woman, and all of those uncomfortable feelings change to normal and nothing out of the ordinary. How can this be. Everyone has experienced that unpleasant sensation of fear creeping into their bodies at least one time in their life. Maybe it was watching a horror movie or walking through an unfamiliar part of town at night, but this sensation is unlike any other feeling that humans can produce....   [tags: fight-or-flight response]

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The Fear of God

- “And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.” (Gen. 20:11) God has breathed the word “fear” into His written word 509 times. The authors of the text recorded “Fear of the Lord” 30 times, while the term “Fear of God” was recorded eight times. There are many words used in the bible to define for the word fear. “The most common of these (giving the noun forms) are Heb. yir’â, ‘reverence’; Heb. paḥaḏ, dread’, ‘fear’; Gk....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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The Perception of Fear

- Fear is created by your perspective of a situation, object or topic. You fear something based on the way you perceive it, evaluating whether it as a threat to you or not. Once a fear is born it continues to shape your perspective intensifying the fear and guaranteeing that it will remain. When these perspectives become distorted the fear that drives them has the potential to take control over a person’s life. As the fear grows clear observation is limited and obsessive behavior can occur....   [tags: Psychology]

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Fear of Fear

- Clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for panic disorder but the mechanism responsible for the improvement are lacking. The reduction of fear of fear (FOF), or the tendency to respond fearfully to benign bodily sensations, is believed to underlie the improvement resulting from CBT. Research has provided evidence consistent with the FOF hypothesis. Descriptive studies consistently show that panic disorder patients score significantly higher on self-report measures tapping fear of bodily sensations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Fear of Death

- Death refers to the end of worldly life. People fear death for a variety of reasons. They are afraid because it is the final moment of parting beloved ones, it may be a painful process, it makes them feel that there is a countdown for their existence and they may not achieve all they hoped or planned, or they may fear the unknown after death. Death is the final adventure as a person of this earth, it is the closing of the door on this earthly reality. An unnatural obsession and fear of death can lead to an inactive and deadened society, it is important to find a way to overcome these effects to cause good to come of the inevitable end of life....   [tags: Phobias]

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The Dangers of Fear

- The Dangers of Fear Irish Playwright, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.” Inhumanity is mankind’s worse attribute. Every so often, ordinary humans are driven to the point were they have no choice but to think of themselves. One of the most famous example used today is the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night demonstrates how fear is a debilitating force that causes people to lose sight of who they once were....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Night, Memoir, Holocaust]

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Fear of Death

- Death it is something we all must face at one point in our lives or another. It is either a death of a loved one, friend or co-worker. Sometimes it’s the devastation from a natural disaster. No matter what makes us face the idea of death it is how we handle this realization that truly matters. When Gilgamesh is faced with the horrendous loss of his dear friend and comrade Enkidu he begins to fear death. In Gilgamesh’s youth he is proud without fear of death, it is not until he watches his friend die that his own mortality becomes a fear....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gilgamesh]

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The Online Fear

- The internet has brought us information, convenience and time. From paying bills online in seconds to finding out information in a flash and even earning a college degree; the internet has proven to be a powerful tool. With the good, usually a little bad comes along with it. The internet has offered us convenience for everyday life, but also acts as a platform for child predators to prey upon. In an article titled If Your Kids are Awake… from the New York Times, Lewin said, “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser F...   [tags: Internet]

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Dangers of Fear

- Irish Playwright, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.” Inhumanity is mankind’s worse attribute. Ordinary humans sometimes are driven to the point were they have no choice but to think of themselves. This indifference can result in inhumanity. One of the most famous example used today, is the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, demonstrates how fear is a deliberating force that causes people to act in ways they never thought possible....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Night, Holocaust]

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The No-Fear Legacy

- ... They ran as fast as they could and discovered it was in fact Kobe’s sister’s truck. They ran in the general direction of the house. They found a way to get up to the second floor and prayed both of their families were their waiting. When they opened the door they saw nothing but a note that said they had to evacuate and had went inland. Kobe and LeBron started their long journey inland. The silence was interrupted when they heard a boat. They started yelling and splashing so they could try to catch the driver’s attention....   [tags: personal narrative]

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To Fear, Or Not To Fear: How Yeats and Hardy Envision God

- Within both Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the Twain” and W. B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming”, the actions of God are extremely prevalent, though the timing of His intervention varies greatly. Though, both poems were published within a five year period (1914 and 1919 respectively), they convey significantly different perspectives on the actions of God, in relation to our actions as human beings. These poems were written less than a decade apart, but are separated by one significant event that changed the world: the First World War....   [tags: second coming, thomas hardy, god's will]

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Making Sense of the Fear of Death

- We all accept that death is unavoidable; we all die. However, there are numerous debates on what death actually is. I feel it important to first discuss what we believe death to be before we question whether it is rational to fear it. I mean, how can we fear something without knowing what we fear. If I propose the idea that death is the separation of our bodies and spirits and we never spiritually die but we can live on in heaven or hell; then I would suggest it is rational to fear death. This is rational as there could be a high chance I end up in hell....   [tags: idea analysis]

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The Negative and Positive Outcomes of Fear

- Is fear a shoulder angel. Or is it a shoulder devil. The answer is both. Fear dictates our choices, but when we take the fears within us and decide their true meaning, we can conclude which kind of outcome they will make and dodge our unnecessary thoughts. Fear affects us in negative ad positive ways that control every decision we make, but its power is limited to our reaction and whether our fear is negative or positive. Negative fears are mostly caused by reflecting on things that have happened and then using that knowledge to come to realization of the fear in a current situation....   [tags: choices, thoughts, reaction]

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The Motivation and Consequences of Fear

- ... Fear takes this town for the worse but in this case there was no reason to be scared. In one predicament fear is used as a role is in the eyes of god. In this article fear has a big impact. Compared to god you are not anything and that scares a lot of people. Ed-wards wrote “The bow of god’s wrath is bent and the arrow at your heart”. That quote is powerful it explains that god has the power and if god wanted to he could strike u in a heartbeat. Too many that brings fear because those are the ones that believe in god....   [tags: psychological analysis]

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The Fear Of War By ' The Things They Carried '

- The Fear of War Roman philosopher and dramatist, Seneca the Younger, expresses “Worse than war is the fear of war” (…) Seneca the Younger describes the physical and emotional attributes that coincides with war. He further states the emotional or psychological burdens far outweigh those of the physical nature. Through the centuries long after Roman influence, this philosophy remains accurate into modern times. “The Things They Carried,” authored by a Vietnam veteran named Tim O’ Brien, expresses the notion of the mental agonies of war, specifically the Vietnam War, through the eyes of an army unit led by a young First Lieutenant named Jimmy Cross....   [tags: Vietnam War, Army, Vietnam, Cold War]

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The Power of Fear Illustrated in "The Storm"

- Fear. By definition it is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, or pain, whether the threat is real or imaginary. Fear has power, but only when the person feeling it gives it power. In “The Storm” Janet gives power to her fear, and by doing so, fear masks what Janet should truly be afraid of, leading to the development of her character, the conflicts within her mind, and the overall theme of the short story. Throughout the story, Janet is depicted as a person with a “pale face with a blunt nose, slender with a childlike figure, and plain.” Because of this characterization it is not difficult to understand her mentality for protection....   [tags: the storm]

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Fear Is The Seriousness Of The Crime Problem

- Fear is defined as “a feeling of distress, dread, panic, uneasiness, alarm in the context of the immediate environment”. Fear is an emotional reaction rather than a judgement, it is a instinctual reaction to the possibility of danger. Almost all humans have experienced fear throughout their life, some have experienced a higher and more consistent level of fear than others. Two factors out of the countless number of factors that influence or bring on the emotion of fear more than other factor that are important to the topic I am going to discuss in this paper are perceived seriousness and perceived danger....   [tags: Victim, Crime, Criminology, Robbery]

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Fear Of The Flies By William Golding

- In the rough times of today’s society, fear seems to be an emotion that all humans can relate to. In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses the topic of fear to draw the readers in and give them the ability to sympathize with the characters. He also portrays how the fear of the beast leads the way on how the boys are currently living their life on the island, causing them to descend into chaos. While on the island, the amount of fear the boys show about the beast is the reason for a lot of chaos to happen....   [tags: English-language films, KILL, Pig, William Golding]

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Fear in Salem, Massachusetts and "The Crucible"

- What do you fear in our twenty-first century society. Terrorism, inequality, losing your home, or injustice. Salem, Massachusetts during the seventeenth century feared injustices among the government. Individuals hid and lied to keep safe from being condemned as witches. This era of history is known as the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible explores the Salem Witch Trials while following the lives of several individuals. The fear and mistrust among the seventeenth century Salem society can be directly related to today’s twenty-first century society....   [tags: Salem Witch Trials, Crucible, ]

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Risk Factors Of Fear Of Falling

- Introduction One of the leading causes of hospitalization and mortality in older people is the fear of falling or falling itself. Falling accounts for on average more than 2.5 million injuries treated in emergency rooms every year. Not to mention every 20 min an older adult dies from a fall, accounting for over 21,000 deaths in a year on average. This can get very costly; it is estimated to hit a high of $67.7 billion by the year 2020. Falling or the fear of falling not only leads to physical harm but also leads to mental distress in the elderly....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Middle age, Ageing]

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The 'Fear Years' in the United Kingdom

- For the last few decades, crime has seemed to play a part in the shaping of politics and law. The topic of crime is often shown in the media and discussed by politicians. This emphasis has seemed to create a ‘fear’ of crime and developed a penal system based on popularity. As criminologist Jonathan Simon described the ‘fear years’ of 1970s USA, I hope to outline a period of fear years in the UK. The topic has been in the headlines for some decades, however I feel that it was the 1990s when politics and crime seemed to escalate onto another level of ‘fear’....   [tags: crime, penal populism, youth]

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The Fear Of Speaking ( Speech Anxiety )

- Over the course of this reflection, I will discuss some techniques that are used to handle the fear of speaking (also known as speech anxiety). As well as the three elements of a persuasive argument. And I will give my opinion on persuasive speaking and what I think about it. To begin, let’s ask the question of what is persuasive speaking. Persuasive speaking is a method of speaking that is used to convince a person or an audience to accept the person that is speaking point of view....   [tags: Rhetoric, Public speaking, Donald Trump]

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Monsters: The Physical Embodiment of Fear

- Monsters are the physical embodiment of fear. Monsters are the physical embodiment due to a wide variety of reasons. The most important being: Monsters’ apparent invulnerability/incredible strength, represent the bad part of society, most often look ugly, represent evil/nightmares itself, are intelligent, and some deviate from the norms are the reasons why monsters are the physical embodiment of fear. Monsters’ incredible characteristics are what strike fear into the hearts of others. In many myths, monsters are a weakness to societies....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Human Mind Types Of Fear

- Imagine a place of complete control of every action during any given day. This unattainable goal goes under the rug; however, this elusive place is attainable only in one 's mind. The dictating factor of all human actions lies within the emotion which derives from the inner depths of the sea. The sea monster which swims through the human body, leeching on to our brains and controlling them. Through the sea monster antagonizing fear into human`s consciousness, this brief attack dictates everyday actions....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, MIND, Identity]

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Using Fear to Control the Masses

- ... The Party uses the telescreens to watch the citizens. The people however are already scared of the Party and become even more fearful around a telescreen. If they do anything wrong, there is a chance that the government will come in the night and take them away to be vaporized. A similar thing occurs in Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. Tessie Hutchinson, a woman of the small town, is chosen in the lottery. The lottery is an annual event that occurs to take one person and stone them to death to keep the population to a minimum....   [tags: George Orwell, Shirley Jackson]

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Studies of Dental Fear and Anxiety

- The dental fear and anxiety is an emotional distress condition that may lead to poor oral health in children, adolescents and adults. Researches of several studies investigated the origin, influence factors, physical and physiological responses, and types of management and intervention for dental phobia through various sources. Qualitative study utilized YouTube to gain insight to the public's perspective of dental fear and anxiety and understand the psychological impact in children and adolescents....   [tags: children, adolescents, adults, distress, phobia]

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Dangers of Fear of Medical Procedures

- According to the Oxford Dictionary, a phobia is an extreme or irrational fear towards something. Phobias are normally compared to ‘fears’. Usually fear is a normal part of life, as there are many things in life that seem to cause persons a slight sense of irritability, such as, insects, thieves, or even having operations. It is theorized that most people have a certain level of ‘sensible’ anxiety when faced with the vision of a medical treatment, especially when it might be ‘invasive’. Most humans show a tendency to be squeamish at the sight of blood, for instance....   [tags: phobia, heath, diagnosing ]

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Epicurus's Philosophy on the Fear of Death

- Death, and people's perception of it are a major part of many philosophies. It could be argued that the questions surrounding death and the afterlife form the basis of many philosophic concepts. To some philosophers, not only is the concept of death itself important, but also how people perceive it, and why they perceive it the way they do. Epicurus's claim that the soul is mortal, is an excellent explanation for why we should not fear death. To understand Epicurus's philosophy on the fear of death, we fist have to understand Epicurus's perception of the universe, and why he believes the soul is mortal....   [tags: mortal soul, body and void, philosopher]

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The Fear Of Burial By Louise Gluck

- When thinking of death, often one thinks of what might wait for them in any sort of afterlife they have come to believe in, or perhaps they envision not what they experience, but what their loved ones are left to feel after their passing. Less often does one pause to ponder what occurs between the moment of death and the burial of the body. The prevailing theory seems to be that within this time between “moving on” and death the spirit leaves the body and, while it may linger for a moment, the spirit quickly continues on to fulfill its existential desire....   [tags: Death, Afterlife, Life, Cremation]

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Crime Rates And Fear Of Crime

- This article was written by Patrick E. Jamieson and Daniel Romer, two directors at of the Adolescent Risk Communication Institute of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. It was conducted by using Gerbner and Gross 's cultivation theory that predicts that extended contact to TV violence generates fear of crime that is suggestive of a mean world syndrome. The mean world syndrome is when the people view the world as a violent and dangerous world where people couldn’t trust others....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Violent crime]

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The Fear Of The Democrats And Presents A Solution

- Three weeks ago, Trump’s title elevated from GOP candidate to president-elect. Following this revelation, protests erupted and injured countless civilians and law enforcers. Even high schoolers, trapped in the wrong place at the wrong time, have been tear gassed and endangered through the protests. Yet, these protests determine nothing: on January 20th, Donald Trump will still become president. While hatred continues to simmer below the surface, protesters slowly realize that their street performances cannot ensure a better future, only a violent present....   [tags: President of the United States, Democratic Party]

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Fear On The Field For Athletes

- How does fear in academics for students correlate to fear on the field for athletes. In this paper I am going to talk about and dig deep into what is causing academic fear in students and how is it affecting them. Also I am going to look into and elaborate on how this academic anxiety drifts into other aspects of students life’s like sports, not only causing anxiety in academics but other aspects of life. Also within this paper I will address solutions on how to deal with academic anxiety and fear....   [tags: Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Mind]

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Coping With Fear in Life of Pi

- There are many conventional methods to coping with one’s fears but the most effective is by facing it. In the novel, Life of Pi, the main character, Pi, is one of astonishment; even through the darkest points in his life, he is still able to somehow remain both faithful and hopeful. Pi clings to his religious faith as a way of coping with his fears as opposed to acknowledging conventional methods. He is able to do so through praying, storytelling and various interpretations. Fear takes a lot out of an individual as it can be the very substance that destroys them....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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Can Reaction To Fear Be Predicted?

- The idea of fear is a remarkable one. From an evolutionary stand point it is a necessity that helps to protect animals, including humans, from injury or other dangerous situations. But what happens when that fear is either unfounded or a profound overreaction. Why does one person act in the face of fear while others are paralyzed. Is there any way to predict who will act and who will not. That is the main question asked by Peter Norton and Brandon Weiss; Is there a way to predict those that will confront their fears....   [tags: Psychology]

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How to Overcome a Fear of Change

- “Thought processes and relationship dynamics are fundamental if change is to be successful.” (Lynco Assoc.) People fear change because it pushes them out of their comfort zone. One of the greatest fears in the world is the fear of the unknown. Although fear can create a large amount of energy in a person, you can choose to use that energy in a positive manner and take control of the situation. Focus on your convictions; be confident in your abilities and be proud of the work that you do. Do not allow insecurities to damage your focus....   [tags: Psychology, Comfort Zone]

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