FEAR OF DARKNESS

is a relatively normal and well-known pathological fear of the night or general dark situations. This fear typically develops around the age of 3 years old in young children and can remain through adulthood.

FEAR OF DARKNESS: "Many children develop a fear of the darkness; and a surprisingly large number of people carry that fear into their adult life."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FEAR OF DARKNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fear-of-darkness/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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