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Pub Trivial: Diagnosing Movie Clowns

Andrew Littlefield By Andrew Littlefield September 8, 2017

What would happen if Pennywise the Clown strolled into a psychologist’s office? Where would they even start?

That’s the kind of question I would want to ask a psychologist over some beers at the pub. So that’s exactly what I did. Dr. Ali Mattu is a cognitive behavioral therapist at Columbia University and host of The Psych Show on YouTube. We invited him over to the Ceros Pub to explain why we’re afraid of clowns and what possible mental health issues he sees in various creepy clowns from movies and TV.