Fear is a crucial and primal mechanism that protects humans and animals from danger…that survival of the fittest thing. Some fears such as heights are pre-programmed, while others need to be learned through experience. But fears can also present as unhealthy emotions and exaggerated behaviour – that’s a phobia.
If you dare, learn what fears people commonly have and why some develop into phobias, and hear the personal perspective of someone facing their phobia on a daily basis. The discussion also delves into a new side of fear research that tackles the internal forces involved and how a phobia might be cured.
Fears and Phobias: Causes, Curiosities and Cures is presented with Academic Partner The University of Queensland.
Corrie is the Clinical Director, co-founder and principal Clinical Psychologist of the Sydney Phobia Clinic (SPC) and International Phobia Association (IPA). She holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in psychology and...View Profile
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Lynne Malcolm is the multi award-winning host of the ABC podcast - All in the Mind. She was Executive Producer of the ABC RN Science Unit until 2016. She has...View Profile
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