#287 Can You Change Your Relationship With Fear? | Dr. Abigail Marsh
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.
Where to find Dr. Abigail Marsh online:
- Website: http://www.abigailmarsh.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/aa_marsh
- Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between by Abigail Marsh
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Other Resources Mentioned:
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
- Clara Barton