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Whether It’s Movies or Haunted Houses — Why Do We Like Being Scared?

Whether it’s a good horror story or a scary movie, many of us love to seek out things that frighten us. But why? To help explain, we’re joined by behavioral psychologist Dr. Michael Winters, who helps us understand why we sometimes actively seek out ways to scare ourselves.

Whether it's a good horror story or a scary movie, many of us love to seek out things that frighten us. But why?

To help explain, we're joined by behavioral psychologist Dr. Michael Winters, who helps us understand why we sometimes actively seek out ways to scare ourselves.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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