From Marketplace (5 minute interview):
Here are the questions covered in this interview with a psychology professor:
- What happens in brain when fear hits (e.g., when stock market drops 1,000 points as it did last week)?
- How do different people process the fear stimuli?
- Is our fear response innate or can we teach people to develop a higher tolerance for pain?
- How does fear impact our decision-making?
You might ask students where they fit on the “fight or flight response” continuum and how they might react to a 1,000 drop in the stock market.