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Why people want to intentionally scare themselves

People enjoy being scared out of their skin in a controlled environment. They will flock to attractions that can guarantee that they will get a fright.

  • Participants in a study reported a significantly higher mood and feeling less anxious and tired directly after their trip through a haunted attraction.
  • They also reported feeling that they challenged their personal fears and learned more about themselves.

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Why Is it Fun to Be Frightened?

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Why some people savor scary movies, and others hate them
  • The Excitation Transfer Process. How you feel AFTER the movie.  When watching frightening films, the heart rate, blood pressure and respiration increases. After the film, the physiological arousal lingers. If you had fun with friends, these positive emotions are intensified. If you did not enjoy the company, negative feelings are intensified.
  • People are wired differently. About 10 percent of the population enjoys the adrenaline rush.
  • Novelty. Everyone pays attention to anomalies in our environment.
  • Gender Socialization. Men often like [scary films] as date movies because women are more likely to seek physical closeness when they’re scared, and men can show off their strength and bravery.
  • Some people enjoy the adrenaline rush of being scared while being safe.

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Why Some People Love Horror Movies While Others Hate Them

psychcentral.com

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