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The Psychological Underpinnings of Horror Media: Survey Results and Theoretical Implications

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The Psychological Underpinnings of Horror Media : Survey Results and Theoretical Implications. / Clasen, Mathias; Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, Jens; Johnson, John A.

2019. Abstract from SCSMI 2019, Hamburg, Germany.

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Clasen, Mathias, Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen and John A. Johnson The Psychological Underpinnings of Horror Media: Survey Results and Theoretical Implications. SCSMI 2019, 12 Jun 2019, Hamburg, Germany, Conference abstract for conference, 2019.

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abstract = "With empirical data from a large-scale online survey, this paper demonstrates that horror liking is a majority phenomenon and provides insight into the personality traits of horror users. A preference for horror media is predicted by the personality traits of sensation-seeking and intellect/imagination. Males are slightly more likely than females to seek out horror, and they do so more often and tend to prefer more extreme horror. The paper integrates the data from the survey into a cognitive-evolutionary theory of horror, according to which horror media function as threat simulation. Horror may provide users with psychological, behavioral, social, and moral insight; further, horror may serve as a context for the calibration of coping strategies, all of which may be adaptive. ",
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AU - Clasen, Mathias

AU - Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, Jens

AU - Johnson, John A.

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Y1 - 2019

N2 - With empirical data from a large-scale online survey, this paper demonstrates that horror liking is a majority phenomenon and provides insight into the personality traits of horror users. A preference for horror media is predicted by the personality traits of sensation-seeking and intellect/imagination. Males are slightly more likely than females to seek out horror, and they do so more often and tend to prefer more extreme horror. The paper integrates the data from the survey into a cognitive-evolutionary theory of horror, according to which horror media function as threat simulation. Horror may provide users with psychological, behavioral, social, and moral insight; further, horror may serve as a context for the calibration of coping strategies, all of which may be adaptive.

AB - With empirical data from a large-scale online survey, this paper demonstrates that horror liking is a majority phenomenon and provides insight into the personality traits of horror users. A preference for horror media is predicted by the personality traits of sensation-seeking and intellect/imagination. Males are slightly more likely than females to seek out horror, and they do so more often and tend to prefer more extreme horror. The paper integrates the data from the survey into a cognitive-evolutionary theory of horror, according to which horror media function as threat simulation. Horror may provide users with psychological, behavioral, social, and moral insight; further, horror may serve as a context for the calibration of coping strategies, all of which may be adaptive.

M3 - Conference abstract for conference

Y2 - 12 June 2019 through 15 June 2019

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