Encyclopedia > Fear

  Article Content

Fear

Fear is an unpleasant feeling of perceived risk, real or not, or danger. It's one of the basic emotions (see emotion theory).

Fear is a very powerful tool for behavior modification[?].

Quote: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

See also:


The opposite is confidence. Self-confidence is confidence in oneself, i.e. in one's abilities and worth, including the abilitiy to cope with one's limitations and problems.

Unjustified confidence can cause problems.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Positive feedback

... In positive feedback the response of the system is to change that variable even more in the same direction. This has a de-stabilizing effect, so does not result in ...