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Ohio Professor Uses Roller Coasters to Help College Students Face Fears

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Prof. Kevin Meyer teaches students to overcome general anxiety and phobias through immersion and exposure therapy.
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Ben Whittington (1 minute ago)
I would just say I was so I could ride it
sp_ ray1 (4 hours ago)
Damn my country does not even have roller coasters
John Whitesell (7 hours ago)
Rode both coasters on a vacation to Ohio. Smiled on Top Thrill Dragster, and Millenium Force is #3 in my 10 favorite roller coasters (#1 is The Beast at Kings Island and #2 is The Comet at Hersheypark).
Michael Kelley (20 hours ago)
Damn I live right down the road from this university and I'm just now seeing this video lets go raiders!!
I hate steep drops
Not Devall (2 days ago)
My teacher threw a ruler at me, I'm now scared of rulers
dega4560 dega4560 (2 days ago)
I would act like have a fear of Coaster’s to go to Cedar Point for free
Edward Smith (2 days ago)
Yes!!! I'm so happy for them!
BaerFut (2 days ago)
Not the roller coaster capitol of the world but ok
Keeley Mustache (3 days ago)
Cedar point is awesomeeee I wish I could go their everyday and ride coasters!!!!
Orson Jarrett (3 days ago)
I’ve been to Cedar Point. My favorite ride is Gatekeeper and I’m really scared of Top Thrill Dragster.
y o i t s l e x i (3 days ago)
i thought roller coasters at kings island were bad until i saw these
summer phillips (4 days ago)
A new show “21 and afraid”
Kaleigh Sutherland (4 days ago)
So I absolutely hated roller coasters and my choir went on a trip to Cedar Point last week. I wasn’t going to go at first but then I kept telling myself that I would always regret not getting over my fear. So I went on my first roller coaster and loved it but the thing that I was most proud about was getting over a fear that I had before and now I keep begging my dad to take me back.
*me going to that class* Me: Hey I’m afraid of meeting Shane Dawson in real life. Help me get over my fear please.😁
SlimequeenAri ! (4 days ago)
I am a mix of Mary trot and Zach Irwin I get sick to the stomach and I feel like I am going to fall off
Film Amatiran (5 days ago)
Man if I were them , I would be faking to fear rollercoaster. Because I like to ride Rollercoaster
Raymani (6 days ago)
All they had to do was get pregnant and then boom you can't get in the roller coaster
pulpnonfiction (6 days ago)
10/10 Choice in parks.
4touchdowns1game (6 days ago)
stop holding up the Line
4touchdowns1game (6 days ago)
i have a fear of being covered in oil than dropped head first into a 100 ft deep in ground vertical pvc pipe just as wide as my body and then slowly sliding to the bottom and eventually hitting my head and getting my neck kinked to the side while I can then do nothing but be trapped and wait to die.
SuPaA MoNkEy (6 days ago)
That’s tuff
roberttheslender125 (7 days ago)
The most scary thing of coasters for me is the drops and going up. When im in line i feel like vomiting
Diys Y (9 days ago)
I wonder why that is why some ppl have fears and other don’t 🤔
yee (10 days ago)
I did this kind of once, I had a field trip to KnottsBerry Farm and I went into it being terrified of roller coasters, but at the end of the day I had rode all of the roller coasters 😂😂😂
chazz Lucas (11 days ago)
They just wanted free tickets to Cedar Point
Meaghan Sullivan (11 days ago)
I get such bad anxiety driving it’s so bad I only drive to school work and my best friends house I hope I get out of it some day cuz it stops me from so much I just don’t think I’m a good driver
Yaya Yaya (9 days ago)
Meaghan Sullivan I used to be that way but continue to do it daily
girlstorm09 (11 days ago)
i never got why some people are sooooo scared of coasters they are AWESOME!! who wants to be tethered to the boring merry-go-round their whole life! lol
Jared Lowey (12 days ago)
If I was 6'6" my biggest fear would not be falling out but getting my head or legs chopped off.
isabelle (12 days ago)
wow mary is gorgeous
Teddy • • (13 days ago)
I despise roller coasters
Kimberly Ann (13 days ago)
lol how about no
Xzavier Payne (13 days ago)
I don’t like coasters with a lot of airtime, I like the ones with shoulder harnesses and that go upside down multiple times , but airtime? I can do without.
Blue streak gaming (13 days ago)
The roller coaster capital of the world is Six Flags Magic Mountain isn't it?
sheenablueeyes blondie (13 days ago)
Dragster and maverick is the BEST rides there!! Love love love Cedar Point!
Ford Focus 165 (14 days ago)
In 2012 I went to Ceder Point in Sandusky Ohio, rode the Millenuim Force and Top Drill Dragster and was not scared at all! I was 8 at the time lol
Thats Kyle's (14 days ago)
Cp is amazing
Windinz (14 days ago)
I am like this only one in my school who isnt afraid of riding on a ceader point rollercoaster.. And i live in ohio lol
mads_uf (14 days ago)
I'm surprised Mary can ride the tip thrill dragster while I'm over here crying my eyes out and fussing trying to get the bar off of my stomach... uh yeah I can't do it.
Joe Domaille (15 days ago)
Tim Foust!!!! Home Free!!! 2:28
Alien ._. (15 days ago)
Imagine if the roller coaster malfunctioned and everyone blamed the professor
Alien ._. That wouldn't happen, but, whatever....
ParaFan19901 (15 days ago)
When she was talking about little kids getting on the rides and how she feels embarassed because she's 21 really spoke to me because it was true for me XD It was one of the reasons i started riding roller coasters.
This class has to ride rollercoasters.... I have to write a 3 page website in html and style them all with css using only 3 headings. PFFFF
Karolina’sLife xo (22 days ago)
I’m not scared but I would just sign up to have fun and ride some roller coasters.
Coaster Cravez (23 days ago)
Us Coaster Enthusiasts Are JEALOUS
Exposure therapy is kinda difficult if it is plane flying, because I can't do it often enough to get rid of my fear
Crying.Child (24 days ago)
I get anxiety whenever I have to wait in line for at least 20-50 minutes.
Dusty Creep (25 days ago)
Some of these comments have taught me that nobody knows how to spell excited correctly
Blumhouse (26 days ago)
I don’t see how anyone can be scared of roller coasters :/
Jack Gignac (26 days ago)
Annabelle B (26 days ago)
I have a fear of needles,docters,and spiders yes I know I am scared of a lot of things lol don't judge me
Queen Savage (27 days ago)
I have a fear of falling not a fear of heights..
Pine To The Cone (27 days ago)
Caitlin Rice (27 days ago)
I would pretend to be scared just to go
quack quack (29 days ago)
My first rollercoaster was Steel Eel at SeaWorld San Antonio when I was 8. This was in 2013, I'll never forget that feeling of terror as that drop hit me and I was going so fast
Moh Aviation (29 days ago)
You know how people are scared of planes? Not me but roller coasters I am HORRIFIED!!!
Rokky B (29 days ago)
Shit I wish my professor would take me to Cedar Point to ride those rides XD love that place
Alondra Benitez (1 month ago)
I’ve got social anxiety
Aaron Elphick (1 month ago)
Don’t just put a fucking tarantula in my face idfc about the point this guy is trying to make don’t show me a spider if I’m scared of them
Caelan McLellon (1 month ago)
I have been on every roller coaster at cedar point/here
Preston Goldsmith (1 month ago)
Lil pussy ass bitch
I agree with the professor, i went to six flags alone, and challenged myself to ride as many roller coasters as i could, then i rode them! Alone! I felt different after that, i feel that my general anxiety has decreased, and i like to challenge myself even more
Coolkc456 (1 month ago)
I have a phobia of needles. I haven't gotten a vaccinated since I was a teenager and it took 8 nurses to hold me down as a 14 year old. The doctor said next time he couldn't allow it because it risked the nurses' safety and he'd have to put me in a straight jacket. I'm an adult now and last year I tried to go through exposure therapy where we started visualizing seeing a needle, holding one, etc etc. I am finally able to picture needles without going into a panic attack but there's a problem that I get depressed about whenever I talked about it. The problem with needles is I'm not afraid of them exactly, I'm afraid of *getting* a needle put in me. I can confidently talk about this but if I were to go get a needle right now, I'd have another panic attack. There's nothing that can prepare you for an action instead of a thing. If you were scared of snakes , you can visualize them and eventually have one in the room with you and it gets closer and closer to you until you can touch it but getting a needle is so different. These kids faced their problem head on and it was solved but I had gotten needles annually as a kid and I still have a phobia. My phobia developed from *getting* needles. How do you overcome a phobia of roller coasters when it developed from getting on one? My problem is so much more complicated. My therapist actually told me it would be best if I found someone else to work with me because she didn't know how to treat such things. I could probably work up to the point to hold a needle but to put it in my arm is another story. It's also not stabbing myself is the problem, I don't like the idea of things going into my body like that. It's like a sensory fear. I'd like to see Professor Kevin Meyer teach that phobia especially if his way of teaching is just sending students to face their fears head on. Trust me, I've tried it. My parents forced me to get vaccinated and my fears still exist as an adult.
NeonStorm AJ (1 month ago)
Omg yes cedar point, best rides ever
Selenator Belieber (1 month ago)
Can my teachers be like him
Kawaii Apple (1 month ago)
Dude i have anxiety, I can barley be at school 😂
The Stupendous Parrot (1 month ago)
Ya'll r fuckin' insane I'm a semi-experienced coaster rider and even I wouldn't set foot on Top Thrill or Kingda Ka.
Kennia Gonzalez (1 month ago)
Imma face it i cant i wast everybodys time at amusment parks not even if its a small roller coaster
Balloon girl sings (1 month ago)
I want to be in that college and the reason is that class alone
Jimbo (1 month ago)
This video gave me confidence to ride gotg mission breakout my first major thrill ride ever next time I go to Disneyland!
IvanMcoolYT (1 month ago)
I road a roller coaster at movie world Gold Coast Australia and it was my first time. I was scared when I road on it but after the ride I wanted to ride again xD
Raven Queen (1 month ago)
Im scary of WORMS i know it sounds stupid but IM TERRIFIED OF WORMS
Katherine Panda (1 month ago)
Shaise Mughal (1 month ago)
Does he have any solution for the fear of tuition fees?
Evelyn reyes (1 month ago)
Every time we go to the fair I wanna go on the roller coasters but then I see them and I'm like HELL NO
Evelyn reyes (1 month ago)
I'm scared of roller coasters but i wanna sky dive lmao
[GD] ADC91802 (1 month ago)
The only thing that I am scared about rollercoasters is the first drop. After that, no sweat.
herbie dalovebug2297 (1 month ago)
Madison Elizabeth (1 month ago)
tf that looks fun,I would actually ride the roller coaster
SS 9 (1 month ago)
3:43 is just me or does it look like she is standing in front of a green screen?
Lady Love bug (1 month ago)
That amusement park is called cedar point my favorite ride is the top thrill me and my dad go there for three days every July it's so funnnnn😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬
Jessica Perly (1 month ago)
I usually just go on the ones with shoulder bars
shirley Negrete (1 month ago)
Anxiety=me Yup when i went to the mountains i cried and told my mom cuz it was high with lot of stairs i told her mom I CAN'T DO THIS
Carter Flaer (1 month ago)
Ive been to cedar point and mount union
Olivia (1 month ago)
this is some zoey 101 shit
HUMAN Being.exeujj (1 month ago)
If you love riding Roller Coaster, Act like you are scared of Roller Coasters
HUMAN Being.exeujj (1 month ago)
What if I am scared of North Korea?I will be sent to there?!!?
Jacqueline Hightower (1 month ago)
I dint ride roller coasters all because a couple of movies FINAL DESTINATION
BENZYT benzmcpe1234 (1 month ago)
I tried so many like it but i was veryyy nauseous because i tried so many.
Alexius Barnes (1 month ago)
My name is Lexi and I went on that exact ride here in Ohio!
Jacqueline Schulte (1 month ago)
For me it's not the actual fear of it, it's the fear of something going horribly wrong. You hear all these horror stories where people fly out. Why chance it? I won't be any time soon.
Jacqueline Schulte. Most of them are not the coasters fault or are not real.
YouTube (1 month ago)
Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster as first coasters 😂
Mel Is Simple (1 month ago)
I don't see fearing rollercoasters as a problem. But everybody makes it a huge problem and people like me have shame to admit they hate rollercoasters. My school holds field trips to six flags and Knott's, and I'm going in May but I'm honestly nervous about what's to come. I hate rollercoasters, I get anxiety waiting in line. My friends tell me I'm lame, or too chicken, I understand it's a joke but it gets discouraging especially for others. Even now I get nervous at the thought of going to Knott's or six flags. When I'm at an amusement park I hear the screams pass by, I see my friends go on the fast rollercoasters, and then there's me holding their bags. At the end of the ride they come back, completely ignoring me and wanting to go again. I couldn't handle the tea cups when I was younger. It feels impossible trying to calm down in exchange for a good day at the amusement park. I can't do it, no, I can't.
Hells Bells (1 month ago)
I have a fear of spiders
JB650 -YT (1 month ago)
If it takes to go to cedar point,I will fake my fear
TheEMERALDJAY 2003 (1 month ago)
Whenever I ride a roller coaster, the best thing that helps is... (this is all at the same time) Squeezing someone's hand Swearing or singing at the top of my lungs Occupying as much space as I can...
Michaela Moran! (1 month ago)
I have a fear of dogs
Mawzypop (1 month ago)
I started freaking just looking at those roller coasters. I’ll get on a roller coaster and mid way through I’ll be like “NOPENOPWNOPENOPE NO WAY JOSE IM OUT”
Madison Miller (1 month ago)
I have a fear of spiders snakes and the worst clowns
Andrew Anane (2 months ago)
😂😂 They go to class for this??

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