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2021.06.30 | Publication

Do dark personalities prefer dark characters?

New publication by Recreational Fear Lab members Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen and Mathias Clasen

Lab director Mathias Clasen in close contact with a hungry zombie

2021.05.08 | Knowledge exchange

Outreach Video for the Danish Science Festival 2021

Lab director Mathias Clasen talks about our research in a short video produced by Aarhus University for the Danish Science Festival 2021

2021.03.05 | People

Meet the Interns: Lauritz Holm Petersen

The Recreational Fear Lab is delighted to host two research interns in the spring of 2021. In this post, lab intern Lauritz Holm Petersen tells us about himself and his interest in the lab.

2021.03.04 | People

Meet the Interns: Emilie Schjoldager

The Recreational Fear Lab is delighted to host two research interns in the spring of 2021. In this post, lab intern Emilie Schjoldager tells us about herself and her interest in the lab.

2021.01.20 | Arts

New Essay on Horror Movies: Can You Fear Your Own Fear?

Lab member Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen digs into the psychology of self-directed fear at the movies in a new essay published on Horror Homeroom.

2021.01.13 | People

Meet the Staff: Postdoc Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen

Meet lab member and media researcher Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, whose interdisciplinary research encompasses recreational fear.

Image from haunted house scarecam (credit: Dystopia Haunted House).

2020.11.09 | Publication

New Publication: "Playing with Fear"

Research article on recreational fear published in Psychological Science

Photo: Jacob Papsø

2020.10.27 | People

Meet the Staff: Postdoc Mihaela Taranu

Meet lab member and psychologist Mihaela Taranu, who will be exploring recreational fear across the lifespan.

Coltan Scrivner on site at Dystopia Haunted House

2020.10.12 | People

Visiting researcher: Coltan Scrivner

Meet the behavioral scientist and morbid curiosity expert Coltan Scrivner, who is visiting researcher with the lab in October of 2020. Coltan heads our haunted house research project.

Photo: Jacob Papsø

2020.10.05 | People

Meet the Staff: Marc Malmdorf Andersen, Assistant Professor

Lab member Marc Malmdorf Andersen shares his enthusiasm for the science of recreational fear ... and reveals his uneasy relationship with scary entertainment.

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