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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_the_dark

Fear of the dark is a common fear or phobia among children and, to a varying degree, adults. Contents. [hide]. 1 Fear of the Dark; 2 Nyctophobia; 3 See also; 4 References. Fear of the Dark[edit]. Fear of the dark is usually not a fear of darkness itself, but a fear of possible or imagined dangers concealed by darkness. Some ...

www.thecut.com/2016/10/why-are-people-afraid-of-the-dark.html

Oct 26, 2016 ... But there's one fear that most people will experience at one point or another: the fear of the dark. And unlike most childhood fears, it's one that plenty of people never grow out of. Kids are hardwired to be afraid of the dark … Some fears are acquired based on specific life experiences; others are more ...

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Oct 31, 2013 ... Most kids go through a stage in which they're afraid of the dark. ... While fear of the dark can manifest itself as an acute reaction—like panicked screaming when someone suddenly turns out the lights, or as insomnia, as a recent study ... If people are disapproving, then social anxiety may be appropriate.

www.cnn.com/2017/09/01/health/colorscope-black-fear-of-darkness/index.html

Sep 1, 2017 ... "So that fear makes us more vigilant for possible danger." Prehistorically, people would have been more at risk of being attacked by predators or by enemies when in the dark, he said. Through evolution, humans have therefore developed a tendency to be scared of darkness. "In the dark, our visual sense ...

www.elitedaily.com/life/culture/people-afraid-dark-imaginative/1671441

Oct 26, 2016 ... Everyone has their own unique compilation of fears and phobias. Maybe you're afraid of pancakes like Kendall Jenner. Or maybe, it's visions of creepy, murderous clowns that keep you up late at night. If your worst nightmares include something a littl…

www.medicaldaily.com/why-were-afraid-dark-evolutionary-and-rational-impulse-protect-ourselves-329414

Apr 16, 2015 ... Children and even adults are often afraid of the dark. The fear stems not from irrational phobias, but from evolutionary impulse.

www.quora.com/Why-are-we-afraid-of-the-dark

Originally Answered: Why are people so scared of the dark? Uncertainty. It drives us all crazy. Humans like being sure. The more we are sure about something, the less anxious and afraid we are going to be. Tell me, would you like to be in a room where you can't see who's in there with you or would you rather be in room  ...

www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/why-are-we-afraid-of-the-dark.html

3 days ago ... There are evolutionary reasons why we are afraid of the dark. Consequences result from this characteristic as well.

www.glamour.com/story/its-not-just-you-lots-of-adults-are-afraid-of-the-dark

Feb 15, 2017 ... Our caveman ancestors were more at risk of being attacked by predators in the dark, so the fear has legitimate origins. Plus, you just can't see all that well when it's dark and therefore aren't in as good of a position to fend off an attacker, if one were there. “People tend to feel more uneasy in situations where ...