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Our Fears: Reality Versus Perception


9:00, Thursday, January 29, 2015

News consumers might conclude we live in a scary world with lots to fear: Ebola, terrorism, vaccinations, plane crashes, even gluten. Experts say that fear is a natural part of life but sometimes our fears are misguided. While we might fear random violence or having our computer hacked, we should actually worry more about texting-while-driving or the flu.

Dr. Andrea Umbach
- Licensed Psychologist and Anxiety Expert, Southeast Psych

David Ropeik - Instructor, Harvard School of Continuing Education, Environmental Management program; author of How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts.

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