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Here's an interesting research question two images of Jack Nicholson as a Psycho stalking family in the shining.
The night sweats for the get a rolling in the aisles and he sees it.
-- -- Case green or laugh.
You can tell you -- to a theater watching these movies they're two camps what every response it could be.
Because of the horror movie you've seen it it's you're having your body.
Researchers say it's responsible.
For the way we react to this type of them they found in the movies.
Where -- joined now by.
So much younger Jack.
Play doctor -- -- on our insider he's a psychologist.
Doctor but welcome people might say why talking to a psychologist about the story that -- but.
-- -- important that if information about you that I have just learned this morning before you worst psychologist you were in fourteen of horror movies.
Yes that's right.
I don't know how I ended up being a psychologist in mind much younger years I was in movies like last sense.
I with a teenaged TV -- you bet and I love dad and I love scary people but we're scaring people and a safe environment.
That's the key here people want to -- some level of control.
What better way to feel in control and also be scared we can scream and yell we hear -- in a movie theater or drive in movie theater being -- Hopefully yeah.
That upper affect it wouldn't look at the researchers have found that there actually is a gene.
Mean John Michael why you're here and I are very different he screens at Freddy -- I giggle at these movies okay what have they found that is the difference in our bodies.
Well first off.
We either laugh or we cry sometimes when we're scared and that's an emotional release that's a good thing it's just how we react to fear and how we really react.
Distress and anxiety what this.
Points out as.
One thing is is that people maybe more susceptible to being -- being fearful having greater level of anxiety it might be a component.
In the G.
And you know I am a believer and that a lot of things may be explained by personality temperament an -- Our ancestors how we react to scary situations how we react in real life to things that may fear brings fear into us.
Is not a bad thing it's a good thing because we need to be somewhat.
Protective of ourselves and the others who we are protecting.
This study itself was done with about 96 almost a hundred females.
-- average age was 22 years old now how they reacted could be very different to how they may react in real life remember this is a study were not.
Completely -- guys -- how reliable are half accurate that would be when it transfers into real life.
They may like going to see movies -- loved being scared but that is in -- very safe environment and that's with their friends yet how would they reacted they were driving very fast or they had to make a choice to go down a dark alleyway that's the difference here.
-- when it's really -- it's -- different things I certainly know that for myself I'm what does it say they'll bottom line about people.
I guess like myself who laugh at Freddy Krueger and Jack Nicholson and all that does it say that we're really well John -- up from the fact.
No no not at all I think it still is -- defensive mechanism you know you're watching a film and you know you're in a safe environment you are also with your friends.
How you would react to a real life situation where you're being threatened would be entirely different we are going to these movies we're going to drive in movies -- going on roller -- to be excited and to have fun and to possibly laugh yeah you are with your friends that affects how you react to feel safe and you feel.
In control and the escape is okay yeah.
Actor I did husband aren't -- we learn something new about you yeah teen horror films on his -- -- -- -- thanks.
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