#287 Can You Change Your Relationship With Fear? | Dr. Abigail Marsh

Ten Percent Happier
September 30, 2020
#287 Can You Change Your Relationship With Fear? | Dr. Abigail Marsh
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Transcript

There’s no shortage of fear these days -- the virus, the climate, racial injustice, political tumult…  I could go on. But can you change the way your brain reacts to fear? Moreover, can you train courage? Abigail Marsh says yes; overcoming fear is a trainable skill. She’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Georgetown University. She’s also the author of the book Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between. This is a classic TPH podcast conversation: an ace scientist whose area of expertise illuminates key aspects of the human condition. Enjoy.

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