Scream #353

January 22, 2016

This week we're talking about fear: how it works, what it does to our bodies and brains, and why we sometimes seek it out. We'll spend the hour with Margee Kerr – a sociologist, fear researcher, and diehard haunted house fan – talking about her new book "Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear".


  • Margee Kerr

Guest Bios

Margee Kerr

Margee Kerr is the author of "Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear". She has a PhD in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she currently teaches and is the co-investigator on the country’s first-of-its-kind study measuring fear in the real world, collecting data on how the brain and body respond in real-life threatening situations.

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