“Creepy Clowns” are a regular occurrence in the media recently as sighting have been recorded in dozens of states and a number of other countries outside the US. The phenomena has affected businesses to include Target, Goodwill and most notably, McDonald’s.
Why the recent surge? What is the history with “creepy clowns”? and what is the psychology behind our fear of clowns?
Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology at Knox College, Dr. Frank McAndrew joined me for an interview on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to answer these questions and more.
Read Dr McAndrew’s blog, “Out of the Ooze” at Psychology Today
The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease and health news and information, airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at http://1380thebiz.com/
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