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Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear

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Description for Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear Hardback. Num Pages: 288 pages, B/W photos throughout. BIC Classification: APFA; JHBZ; JMQ; VXQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 246 x 165 x 30. Weight in Grams: 514.
Shiver-inducing science not for the faint of heart.No one studies fear quite like Margee Kerr. A sociologist who moonlights at one of America's scariest and most popular haunted houses, she has seen grown men laugh, cry, and push their loved ones aside as they run away in terror. And she's kept careful notes on what triggers these responses and why.Fear is a universal human experience, but do we really understand it? If we're so terrified of monsters and serial killers, why do we flock to the theatres to see them? Why do people avoid thinking about death, but jump out ... Read more

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About Margee Kerr
Margee Kerr has a Ph.D. in Sociology sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she currently teaches. She is also a nationally recognized expert on professional haunted houses and works year-round for the ScareHouse haunted house, analyzing data on customers and employees to make its attractions scarier. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Parade, Atlantic Monthly, and ... Read more

Reviews for Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear
Visceral... Entertaining...The encouraging message is that we should... feel the fear and do it anyway.
Wall Street Journal Margee Kerr is a fear junkie. Roller coasters, haunted houses, heights, abandoned prisons, ghosts (well, maybe), even death
she confronts them with the relentlessness of a zombie Terminator. ... [She] mixes enough self-awareness and insight with her tales of ... Read more

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