The Real Intention Behind the Recent ICE Raids Is Intimidation
While only 35 arrests were reported during the most recent, multi-city raids, the campaigns have caused widespread fear and tangible impacts on the daily routines of immigrant families.
Immigrants Are Changing Their Routines Out of Fear, a Survey Finds
Even permanent residents and naturalized citizens report avoiding activities like driving, visiting a doctor, or talking with teachers.
Fear-Based Climate Appeals Can Be Counterproductive
New research suggests that environmental groups can persuade more people by focusing on a positive attitude toward climate action.
Is Generation Z More Scared Than Earlier Generations?
The messages they're getting in the media are terrifying—and the sustained sense of real threats could leave this generation with psychological scars.
A Majority of Americans Oppose Nuclear Power. How Does Nuclear 'Dread' Affect Their Perceptions?
A new study finds that the public is more supportive of nuclear power when looking only at numbers about calculated risk—without knowing it's nuclear power they're dealing with.
Airlines Are Grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes Out of Caution (and Fear)
Two recent deadly plane crashes have prompted many countries to direct airlines to ground these planes out of concern that the crashes may be the result of a failure of the model.
How Fear of a Physical Threat Can Foster Social Conservatism
New research confirms right-wing resistance to change is based largely in fear.
Teaching Peace in Peshawar
One woman living in one of the most dangerous and unstable regions in the world has a radical idea: peace curriculums. By working with both students and mothers, she's been able to stem the tide of violent extremism in her school. Now, it's time to take her plan nationwide.
How I Learned to Stop Pretending and Fear the Bomb
Fifteen years after surviving a terrorist attack in Moscow, I finally came to terms with how deeply the experience had affected me.
Are Bloody Slasher Movies Good for Product Placement?
New research suggests handing the axe-murderer a Coca-Cola.
Driving Is Much Deadlier Than Terrorism—Why Isn't It Scarier?
Humans are flighty, irrational creatures that calculate risk in fascinating ways.