The Best Way to Get Over Your Fears [3:54]

Description

As the narrator says, “Our amygdala is ready to press our panic button any second!”  The video explains why we might have evolved fear and then focuses on exposure therapy that helps us desensitize ourselves to our fears.  It also discusses recent use of virtual reality for soldiers with PTSD symptoms.

Discussion Questions

  • What parts of our brain control our fear?
  • Why might evolution provide us with this emotion?
  • What is Exposure Therapy?
  • How can virtual reality help us with our fears?

Keywords: fear, emotional, fright, ptsd, evolutionary psychology, therapy

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