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Psychologists have explained the reason of addiction to horror movies

August 3 2007
05:20

Psychologists at the University of Berkeley and the University of Florida have proposed a new theory that explains why people like horror movies that exploit negative emotions.

Previously, experts gave two explanations for this situation. The first says that when a viewer watches a horror movie, then in fact he is not frightened, but only feels a sense of exhilaration. Another explanation - two hours of fear needed to at the end of the movie, no matter what the ends described in its history, the audience experienced the euphoria of getting rid of the horrible sights and sounds nightmarish.

However, psychologists have a new theory believe that the whole point is that people who love to watch horror movies are happy because of the fact that they feel unhappy. They simply enjoy the fear and the more frightening, the more enjoyment they get passes "reporter."

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