The pleasure paradox

Some derive enjoyment from negative emotional states, as when enjoying a "good cry", for instance.

A study found that people who liked sad films enjoyed a scene relative to how much sadness it elicited. The stronger the sadness, the higher the enjoyment.

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Trick or treat: The psychology of Halloween and horror movies

Trick or treat: The psychology of Halloween and horror movies

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