Scare Specialist Dr. Margee Kerr - host of The ScareHouse's SCARE U video series

About This Episode

What is fear? Why are we so scared of clowns, zombies, and creepy dolls? And how did a PHD in Sociology lead to a job as "Scare Specialist" with one of America's Best Haunted Houses?

Dr. Margee Kerr, senior manager at ScareHouse and host of our new SCARE U video series, joins hosts Rob Johnston and Laura Kelly to talk about the science of fear.

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Dr. Margee Kerr, who holds a doctorate degree in sociology, has studied the science of fear for years, and has been sharing her expertise with The ScareHouse since 2008. In the Scare U series, she invites us to go deeper into fear, discovering how our brains and bodies are reacting to the things that scare us.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Episode Details

October 3rd, 2012

36 mins 7 secs

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