Why Is Being Scared so Fun?

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"What could possibly be fun about being scared?" That is the question addressed by a short animated video that offers the idea that feeling pain-free and being energized, a natural high, is a pretty good trade-off.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners share their response to similar scary situations
  • Flip the lesson, have class members view the video out of class, saving class time for discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the research links are highly scientific
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to topics for further research, and a discussion question
Cons

  • None