FOX 47 - Health News
"Sigmund Freud talked about two primary impulses that kind of all human beings have: sexual and aggressive impulses," said psychologist Dr. Scott Bea at Cleveland Clinic. "And I think at Halloween you can see that costumes can sometimes embody these impulses. Things that people can't experience in their every day life they may take to time to experiment with during Halloween."
Psychologists say we have a "conscious self" that we show during our everyday life, but we also have a hidden side which we are more comfortable showing during Halloween.
And, if Freakfest -- Madison's State Street Halloween bash -- is any indication, people are more likely to lose their inhibitions or expand their range of behavior on Halloween because their costume allows them to feel anonymous.
"What I do think is interesting is that-of all the people who get dressed up-about 45 percent are actually adults," said Dr. Bea. "Adults really enjoy this whole thing. This is an extension of childhood, I think, for us as adults to get dressed up and play and masquerade."
The National Retail Federation expects some of the more popular adult costumes this year to be witches, vampires, and pirates.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|The 7-day guide to sleeping better|
Medical experts agree: You need sleep to not die.
|9 healthy fast (not fat) food options|
We've all been there: tired, hangry, and without a piece of fresh produce or healthy snack in sight...and then a drive-thru beckons.
|New hospital guidelines for Ebola patients call for healthcare workers to cover up|
New guidelines for the treatment of Ebola expected to be issued Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require healthcare workers to be completely covered up when treating patients for the virus and be monitored while donning and removing protective garb.
|Isolation period ends for family, contacts of Ebola patient|
Dozens of Dallas-area residents who had contact with the first Ebola patient to be treated in the United States, including the man's fiancee, were expected to be free to leave seclusion early Monday after a 21-day quarantine period expired at midnight.
|Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker|
A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
8:00pm Sleepy Hollow
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Helf Men
11:35pm The Simpsons