In this week’s #GeekReads: re-categorizing fear and anxiety; the pitfalls of overconfidence; insights from an Afghan therapist; facing fears; dissecting Daffy Duck.
Dissociating disorders. Although fear and anxiety are grouped together under “anxiety disorders,” research indicates there is a distinct difference in how the two react to the reduction of serotonin in the brain. From Sage Publications via Psy Post.
Slow it down. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman discusses the blight of overconfidence and the benefits of slowing down our thoughts. From David Shariatmadari via The Guardian.
Talk to her. In a place where symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder are widespread, a woman offers her empathy and calm presence as medicine for her mental health patients. From Mariam Jalalzada via The New York Times.
Prepare for takeoff. Author and professor Gina Barreca, fearless in many aspects of life, considers the complex sources of her overwhelming fear of flying. Via Psychology Today.
Character sketches. Loony Tunes animator Chuck Jones shares how a combination of simplicity, movement, and discipline made each character so distinct and memorable. From Dan Solomon via Fast Company.
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