Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BOO!

A couple quick Halloween-related links in case anyone is looking for that today:

- slideshow of Halloween related (kinda) visual illusions from Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=illusions-reign-supreme-halloween

- blogs about the psychology of fear from Psychology Today:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/collections/201210/scared-silly

Hope you all have a fun Halloween. Teachers affected by Sandy, we're all thinking of you and sending you good (and dry) vibes.

Anyone dressing up in psych-related costumes for Halloween? Send us pictures and we'll post them!



posted by Rob McEntarffer


2 comments:

Julia said...

I put together a whole class of halloween activities for my general psychology class including
-Jeff Milner's back masking site
-Scientific American article "Can you be scared to death"
-Deindividuation article on trick or treating study
It was a lot of fun!

There is also a researcher in London, Ontario who is researching the psychology of horror films. He has a good video clip at http://igniteshow.com/videos/psychology-horror-films that we didn't have time to show.

Rob McEntarffer said...

cool resources! Thanks Julia!