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Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Fans of horror films exhibit less psychological distress during COVID-19. Fans of “prepper” films reported being more prepared for the pandemic. Morbidly curious people exhibit greater positive resilience during COVID-19. Morbidly curious people are more interested in pandemic films during the pandemic. Speculative, and yes replication crisis, but consistent with my intuitions, and in any case a question worthy of further study.  Here is the full paper, by Coltan Scrivner, et.al., via the excellent Kevin Lewis. The post Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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Fans of horror films exhibit less psychological distress during COVID-19.

Fans of “prepper” films reported being more prepared for the pandemic.

Morbidly curious people exhibit greater positive resilience during COVID-19.

Morbidly curious people are more interested in pandemic films during the pandemic.

Speculative, and yes replication crisis, but consistent with my intuitions, and in any case a question worthy of further study.  Here is the full paper, by Coltan Scrivner, et.al., via the excellent Kevin Lewis.

The post Horror fans and morbidly curious individuals are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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