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Fear of the dark

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The fear of the dark is a common fear or phobia among children and, to a varying degree, of adults. Fear of the dark is usually not fear of darkness itself, but fear ...

The Psychology Of Sleep: Fear Of The Dark, A Spell-Casting Blanket ...

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Russo remembers being scared of the dark growing up. ... an assistant professor of child psychology at the University of California, Merced.

Fear of Darkness Phobia – Nyctophobia

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Such people tend to keep recalling these past events which they associate with the dark. ... Psychological symptoms of the fear of darkness include: Thoughts of  ...

Why many adults are still afraid of the dark - British Psychological ...

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Jun 13, 2012 ... People who have trouble sleeping at night are often scared of the dark too. This is the suggestion of new research presented at SLEEP 2012, ...

What is Nyctophobia? and How to Treat it - Verywell

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May 8, 2016 ... Nyctophobia, or debilitating fear of the dark, is one of the most common ... Most people retain a bit of a fear of the dark throughout life and this fear may be ... by intense psychological or physical symptoms; a persistent fear with ...

Afraid of the Dark? Not Just for Kids - EmaxHealth

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Jun 11, 2012 ... If you do a literature search for information on fear of the dark or being afraid of the dark, you will find surprisingly little on the topic, especially ...

Fear Of The Dark: Is It Really Irrational? - Huffington Post

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Aug 29, 2012 ... When I went public on my fear of the dark, writing “me too” in what may have ... by how many people acknowledged they were afraid of the dark as adults,” ... Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at Ryerson Unversity in ...

Children who are afraid of the dark | Psychology Today

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Feb 13, 2010 ... Some children REALLY don't like being left alone in the dark, and become anxious when the lights are turned off in their room. Instead of falling ...

The Psychology of Irrational Fear - The Atlantic

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Oct 31, 2014 ... We also fear the unexpected—another attribute of America's Ebola cases. That might be why nearly half of adults report being afraid of the dark, ...

What is the psychological explanation for people being afraid? Isn't it ...

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Thus, humans may develop a fear of the dark, or claustrophobia, or any one of the many other phobias that have been observed. In such cases, the danger is ...

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Why We're Afraid Of The Dark: An Evolutionary (And Rational ...

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Apr 16, 2015 ... In fact, being afraid of the dark isn't irrational or childlike; it's a natural human impulse. It turns out that the feelings of anxiety and uneasiness we ...

Why We're Afraid of the Dark (and Why It's Good That We Are)

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Oct 31, 2013 ... Most kids go through a stage in which they're afraid of the dark. ... If people are disapproving, then social anxiety may be appropriate. Different ...

Are You Still Afraid of the Dark? | Stylist Magazine

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I lay there in the dark, staring and being scared, not wanting to move. After that I ... According to child psychologist David Foulkes, young children don't appear as  ...