Movie fans who like ``terminal things'' turned out to be ready for the new Corona's pandemic

Movie fans who like the ``

end of life'' that depicts the world after civilization and human race have died due to large-scale wars and natural disasters, or the world after civilization and human race have died, are calm even in the new coronavirus pandemic A new research paper points out that we were able to respond to change.

PsyArXiv Preprints | Pandemic Practice: Horror Fans and Morbidly Curious Individuals Are More Psychologically Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers find fans of apocalyptic movies may be coping with pandemic better

There are many 'end of life' movies where humanity is at risk of extinction due to alien invasion, large-scale natural disasters, pandemics due to unknown plague, or civilization perishes. Until now, psychologists have conducted various studies to understand 'why people prefer to see the 'end of life'', but little details have been revealed. As a new initiative of this kind, researchers at the University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, and Aarhus University investigated whether those who saw the 'end of life' could cope with the pandemics that happened in the real world.

In the survey, an online survey was conducted on 310 volunteers using Prolific , an online survey service. According to the survey, 'Are you a fan of a specific movie genre?', 'What kind of movie work have you seen?', 'Was you ready for a pandemic' when the new coronavirus infection spread,? Have you experienced anxiety/depression/irritability/insomnia?”

Research shows that fans of movies called ``end of life'' have a higher level of resilience ( resilience , resilience ) and the ability to cope with the situation in the real world pandemic became. 'Ability to deal with situations' refers to understanding how to be prepared during a pandemic, which fans of the 'End of Life' can have a significant negative impact on their lives during a pandemic. It seems that he received less. Researchers say that people who like horror movies did not show high resilience or coping abilities, but showed resistance to psychological distress.

Cortan Skrivner, a psychologist at the University of Chicago who participated in the study, told the Guardian of the United Kingdom, 'The work of a good 'descendant' unintentionally happens in the real world by incorporating the character's perspective. We are rehearsing pandemics, etc.' 'We believe that people are learning how to prepare for a pandemic through 'Ending Things.' Except for unforeseen circumstances such as lack of toilet paper , 'Ending Things' The fans seemed to have a good understanding of what to buy in the pandemic.'

Among the pandemic of the new coronavirus , as the number of viewers of the movie `` Containing '' on the subject of infectious diseases has increased rapidly , there is a possibility that there is ``preparation for a pandemic'' as a motivation to check the ``terminal things'' The sex is also clear. In a paper, the research team said, 'The increasing tendency to collect information about dangerous phenomena allows pathologically curious people to have a large repertoire of useful knowledge and coping strategies in a variety of real-life crisis situations. We may try to win it.'

A message from the Contain cast to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections-YouTube

However, it seems that those who were analyzed as 'pathologically curious' from the results of the questionnaire did not have the high resilience of the 'end of life' fans. Also, those who like the 'end of life' may have greater resilience and coping with the actual pandemic, but at the same time may be much more alert and more fearful, so The research team points out that it may have a significant psychological impact on the subject.

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