"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while describing a murder he committed. The victim was an old man with a filmy "vulture-eye", as the narrator calls it.
"The Monkey's Paw" is a supernatural short story by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's hand, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.
Fear is a universal human emotion that researchers, psychologists, and philosophers have been trying to understand for ages. In this article, Dr. Mary C. Lamia reveals why fear is such a complex emotion to understand.
Dr. Abigail Baird of Vassar College talks about the guilt response during her lecture "The Neuroscience of the Teen Brain" for the Mind Science Foundation.
A video lesson discussing the science of the fear response.
Perseverance vs. Perseveration
"Insanity" is a legal term, not a medical term.