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    Among humans, snakes inspire both fascination and fear. Of the many different kinds, the more popular are the King Cobra and the Rattlesnake. Although they can be interesting to see and to learn about, they can also be dangerous. Many different aspects determine if a snake is deadly, and who should be considered the deadliest. Rattlesnakes and King Cobras are both venomous snakes but are different in many ways. A rattlesnake has two long, hollow fangs that fold back in the mouth. When attacking…

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    “To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.” ― Richie Norton, Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It You’re gasping for air, begging for a single breath. You open your eyes, but you can only see a blurred vision of reality. Your legs are paralyzed and there is a deafening noise in your ears. You are debilitated, trapped in your own body. Suddenly, everything is pitch black and finally there is calm. This is a minute description of what my belonephobia panic attacks feel like.…

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    How Fear Drive Action

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    How does fear drive action? I think fear drives action by motivating you to get over your fear and do whatever you want. What is fear, I think fear is when you are afraid to do something that you would like to do. When fear comes across someone, they do things to get away from their fear. There are many reasons why people have fear. People do different things to get away from their fear. Maybe sometimes people don’t want to face their fear so they just fear whatever they are afraid of. Than…

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    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” (Franklin D. Roosevelt). There are many things in this world that people fear, some fears are big and some fears are small. There is a wide variety of the things people fear, heights, people, and getting hurt. Why do people fear heights? people fear heights because maybe they were high up, and they fell off, or maybe they have never been high up and they are afraid to go up on something high. One kind of height that someone may be afraid of…

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    What is a child’s most overwhelming fear? Is it slithering snakes whose bite can cause immense pain, unbearable misery, and heart sickening death or is it the vile monsters that lurk hidden in the dark shadows surrounding them in night? Whatever they may think their greatest fear is, in the end the greatest fear of all children is leaving safety, comfort, the things know well to them, home. They no longer are able to depend and rely on their parents for protection and provision. This time is…

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    Fear is a two part behavior, the respondent component is the physiological responses from the stimuli, anxiety. The second part is operant, in that a person will avoid or flee a stimulus until the response decreases (Koehler, 2015). This is negative reinforcement, as it is the removal of the adverse stimuli. Together these responses make up fear (Miltenberger, 2015). Therefore, Jackie’s situation could be explained as both respondent (also known as classical) conditioning, and operant…

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    I have aged enough to know that there are not physical monsters lurking beneath my bed or in my closet waiting to make their appearance in the brink of the night. Instead, I get the burden of “grown up” monsters, the monsters that don’t go away with a goodnight kiss or a nightlight. My personal monsters aren’t super scary in the frightening, yelping manner, yet they define a new category of much deeper presence. These monsters are insecurities that have built up a wall blocking my view from the…

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    Ever since I was little I’ve had a fear of house centipedes. My mom once told me a story where she woke up and there was a centipede on the ceiling above her I am still horrified of house centipedes to this day. The reasons why they scare the crap out of me are because they move fast, they look very gross, and they hide in unsuspecting corners of the house. Whenever I try to catch them they run very fast and are sometimes hard to catch, for example I went to catch one late at night and when I…

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    The Thing Disease. It’s the Thing that makes you nervous before big games, important tests, delivering a speech, or the source of excitement before a trip. Everyone has it. It’s a natural part of life. Though, for the very few among us it is much more than that, it is anxiety. People with anxiety disorders aren't the only people who experience anxiety; in fact, everyone feels it everyday, they just don't know it. Depending on how you interpret this feeling, it can be your best friend or worst…

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    meet the standards of my new friends, to killing huge spiders that I would see crawling across my ceiling while i'm trying to fall asleep. However, nothing could compare to the fear of heights that has stuck with me since I was little. That same phobia led to my fear of rollercoasters, a fear I still have today. “It’s a beautiful August day, why not go to the beach? C’mon, I bet the…

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