Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic

Fans of horror films exhibit less psychological distress during COVID-19.

Fans of “prepper” films reported being more prepared for the pandemic.

Morbidly curious people exhibit greater positive resilience during COVID-19.

Morbidly curious people are more interested in pandemic films during the pandemic.

Speculative, and yes replication crisis, but consistent with my intuitions, and in any case a question worthy of further study.  Here is the full paper, by Coltan Scrivner, et.al., via the excellent Kevin Lewis.

 

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