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Thrill seekers: Why do we love rollercoasters?

People enjoy being challenged

There are four different aspects to sensation-seeking:

  • Thrill-and adventure-seeking, which has to do with a high adrenaline experience.
  • Experience-seeking. People who like unusual experiences.
  • Disinhibition. People who might like to scream on a rollercoaster and give in to their emotions.
  • Resistance to boredom.

Generally, people that go out to amusement parks want to be challenged and taken to the edge of danger, but ultimately still want to be safe.

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