Living on the edge
This program redefines fear stimuli and explores the fine line between fright and excitement. The rapid evolutionary modification of supposedly hard-wired responses to heights, enclosed spaces, and darkness by the demands of modern living is described, along with the new terrors that have taken their place. But parallel to the desire for safety is the desire for excitement. The risks people willingly take, such as driving recklessly fast, to assert their right to control their own lives and to attain an adrenaline high are also examined.
Lawson, Denis; Klein, Leanne
Wall to Wall Television; Channel Four (Great Britain); Learning Channel (Firm); ITEL (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Educational television programs
Science, Technology; Science, Technology; City dwellers -- Psychology; Excitation (Physiology); Fear -- Physiological aspects; City and town life -- Psychological aspects
North America; United States; New Jersey
- Rights Statement
- In Copyright
Access is restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
- Physical Description
25 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Director, Leanne Klein. Narrator, Denis Lawson. Film editor, James Gold; photographer, Brian McDairmant; music, Paul Englishby; series consultant, Professor Stanton Newman; research, Patricia Dunnett.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089698; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10703; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3178; Catalog Key: alephsys004130979; OCLC: ocn607126576
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