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Why We Are Fascinated By Serial Killers

Why We Are Fascinated By Serial Killers

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Our Morbid Curiosity

  • It falls into four domains: supernatural danger, body violations, violence, and the minds of dangerous people. Serial killers fall within the latter two domains
  • Humans have a uniquely impressive ability to imagine events and experience them through mental simulation
  • By imagin...

This cost-benefit shift in learning about dangerous situations lies at the core of our morbid curiosity, our love of violent thrillers, and our fascination with serial killers. We thirst for knowledge about the killer.

Why does he behave as he does? How does he act around others when h...

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