Post 6: psychological connections

The article “The surprising reasons we like sad movies” explains the need and benefits of watching tragic love movies. Katie Koerner goes on to elaborate on how her “Research suggests that watching tragic movies might actually make us feel happier across the board.” The two reasons that sad movies make us happy are: they help us appreciate on our lives, and the release of oxytocin makes us happier because we empathize more. This article shows the benefits of watching tragic movies and helps viewers understand that there is not all negativity to a tragic ending, but more of a true meaning.


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