Halloween treats

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If you head over to our iOS/Android app, you can download a free Halloween themed edition from October 2016. 

If you'd rather stick on here, there's still plenty to find. From November 2018 there's 'Psychology's last stand: Making a difference in the zombie apocalypse'. We have an exclusive chapter from 'The Psychology of Vampires'. And April saw a piece on 'Electronic Voice Phenomena'.

In our November 2016 edition you'll find superstition, the Babadook, zombies, and the origins of Halloween in a piece on the medieval mind.

Going further back, there's this 2011 piece from our then journalist, Dr Christian Jarrett. Why are we drawn to scary stories, and what are the neural correlates of the experience? Or this 2012 piece, marking the 20th anniversary of 'Ghostwatch', a notorious BBC special. Also in our 'Looking back' section, there's this 2013 article on psychologists and psychical research between the wars

If you've ever talked to anomalistic psychologist Professor Chris French, you'll know his explanation for pretty much everything is sleep paralysis. Read much more in our archive.

Over on our Research Digest blog, you will find plenty of frightening feasts, including from guest blogger Mathias Clasen on the appeal of Halloween, and round-ups from 20132012 and 2011.

Finally, who could forget the ghoulish video to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. But was he the greatest artist of all time? Listen to episode three of our Research Digest podcast and the bonus material to hear its editor Dr Christian Jarrett debating that with our editor Dr Jon Sutton.

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