First, we define fear and anxiety, which constitute together fear of the dark. We present the cognitive and interactionist models of fear, individual differences that affect the formation and maintenance of fear and the developmental aspects of this topic. The aim of our study was to map the phenomenon in adolescence and emerging adulthood, with respect to gender and age differences, and individual factors that affect the genesis of fear of the dark. To measure the frequency of fear of the dark we used a self-developed scale.
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By Nicola Kirkpatrick. How many horror movies have you seen that involved a series of monsters coming from the darkness of the basement, attic, closet, or beneath the bed? These creatures creep out and threaten to frighten or eat us. Our culture has often used these fears to drive our imaginations forward, coming up with incredible stories that entertain and frighten kids and adults to this day.
From time to time, every child experiences fear. As youngsters explore the world around them, having new experiences and confronting new challenges, anxieties are almost an unavoidable part of growing up. A fear of darkness, particularly being left alone in the dark, is one of the most common fears in this age group. So is a fear of animals, such as large barking dogs.
Might be twins, hard to tell, but there are hints like similar textured hair, growth pattern of the hair, what we can see of their faces the noses are alike etc.В I think they're brothers for sure,though.