Summary: Horror Movies – Are they Good for Us? (Therapist/Trauma Specialist)

  • Name: Caitlin Pagán Verywell Health
  • Category: Biotech and Healthcare
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Verywell Health
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 21 October

Query: I need help with the following;

  1. What really happens to our bodies when we watch a scary movie? Do we enter fight-or-flight mode or come under acute stress (like rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, breathing, etc)?
  2. What about after? when the movie is over (residual stress or anxiety) — and the health implications?
  3. A 2019 study suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events during stressful/frightful moments in a horror film. If you’re really terrified of horror, is it better to avoid it, especially if you have cardiovascular problems, or would you still benefit from the adrenaline release? Whereas, if you enjoy the jump scares and screams, does a horror film bring any therapeutic effects to your body?
  4. How can horror movies be good for our health?

Requirements: CBT Therapists, MD, PsyD, Psychiatrist or Researchers

Summary: How to be more social (MindBodyGreen)

  • Name: Krati Mehra MindBodyGreen
  • Category: General
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: MindBodyGreen
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 21 October

Query: Hello! I am looking for expert opinions on how to be more social. The responses should focus on answering the following

  1. Why friendships are important for overall wellbeing and life satisfaction?
  2. How to be more social? Please include separate points focusing on inner and outer changes that can help a person be more social.
  3. How to improve your social skills?
  4. Why are some people more social than others?
  5. Differences between introverts and extroverts and why do some people fall into one or the other category? Here, it will be great to get some detailed psychological insights into the psyche of introverts and extroverts along with how introverts can also enjoy a rich social life even if it is not as wide as that of an extrovert.
  6. What causes poor social skills?
  7. Why someone may not be sociable?

Requirements: Seeking qualified experts in therapy, psychology, and/or relationships

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