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Living on the edge

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Alternate title:Living on the edge : line between scary and fun
Summary: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.
Contributor:Lawson, Denis
Klein, Leanne
Provider:Wall to Wall Television
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Learning Channel (Firm)
ITEL (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:City dwellers -- Psychology
Excitation (Physiology)
Fear -- Physiological aspects
City and town life -- Psychological aspects
Genre:Educational television programs
Credits:Director, Leanne Klein. Narrator, Denis Lawson. Film editor, James Gold; photographer, Brian McDairmant; music, Paul Englishby; series consultant, Professor Stanton Newman; research, Patricia Dunnett.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
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