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Why are we fascinated with true crime stories?

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Why are we fascinated with true crime stories?
Several experts weight in on our fascination with true crime stories with theories including fear-based adrenaline rushes to the inherent need to understand the human mind.

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Pop Culture and The Fascination With Crime

Pop Culture and The Fascination With Crime
  • Several Top 20 podcasts, Netflix documentaries, books and TV shows point towards an obsession with crime stories that are based on reality.
  • The charismatic appeal of a murd...

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The Psychology Of Danger

Things and people that are potentially threatening command attention. Our survival instincts form our fascination with the stories of true crime.

Upon hearing an incident ...

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Morbid Curiosity

As humans, we want to know the psychology of the bad people, who are also supposedly just as human as we are.

This creates a curiosity to know more about the deranged, criminal mind, and t...

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The Negative Bias

The tendency to automatically give more weightage, attention and meaning to the negative aspects of any event or situation is called Negative Bias.

A 2008 study by the ...

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Our Role-Playing Minds

Many people are fascinated by crime stories as they began to envision themselves as the person who is in that situation, and how they would plan their escape or face their biggest fears wit...

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Crime Stories As Coping Mechanisms

Consuming stories of crime and destruction can be beneficial too, as it acts as a coping mechanism for the various hardships that life has to offer. But too much of the same can have a reve...

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