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Positive Resilience And Psychological Distress

Positive Resilience And Psychological Distress

  • Positive Resilience is the ability to remain hopeful and upbeat during a crisis. If during a pandemic, a person still has positive experiences, like doing things that are enjoyable, then the person is positively resilient.
  • Psychological distress is the level of disruption in one’s psychological state of mind, and how irritated, depressed, or anxious one feels.
  • Those who had seen a lot of pandemic films reported feeling more prepared when the real thing happened.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Horror Fans Have More Fun During a Pandemic

Frightening fiction provides a safe way to learn how to deal with fear and anxiety.

Anything that is feared, can be tackled with knowledge. Fear during a global crisis generally arises due to lack of knowledge on how to deal with the situation. Helplessness and uncertainty give rise to the feelings of doom and gloom. The way to tackle this is to be completely informed about the situation, and be ‘apocalypse ready’.

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The High-Anxiety Personality Trait

Neuroticism, a personality trait that includes high-anxiety, makes a person move towards psychological themes that are associated with it.

The anxiousness inside the person attracts them to anxiety-inducing movies full of insanity, death, mental illnesses, or supernatural elements.

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Primary factors that make horror films alluring
  • Tension - Generated by suspense, mystery, terror, shock and gore.
  • Relevance - The horror film may relate to personal relevance, cultural meaningfulness, the fear of death, etc. 
  • Unrealism -The fictional nature of horror films affords viewers a sense of control by placing psychological distance between them and the violent acts they have witnessed.

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  • As a medium, zombies can be used as a comparison and an example to better discuss concerns and problems in the community.
  • It could also serve as a message to promote awareness on how zombies are being reflected in the society.

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