Watching a movie or television too much is certainly not good for the human health. A previous research even mentioned that tv is more dangerous for the heart compared to a computer. It was also known that television triggers depression.
However, in a recent research published online in the ‘Communication Research’ journal , watching a sad movie could actually give a positive effect for the human soul.
Apparently, watching sad movies make people happier because it makes them think about their loved ones. This is the result of a recent research that was done on this matter.
“Tragic stories often focus on the theme of eternal love, and this leads the audience to think about their loved ones and calculate their own luck,” said Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick researcher from Columbus University, according to Health Day.
The study itself involved 361 students who watched the short version of the Atonement movie which tells about two lovers separated and died during the second World War. Before and after the movie, participants were given questions to gauge how happy they are with their lives.
The more a movie makes one think about their loved ones, the greater the increase in their happiness. However, in participants who think that “my life is not as bad as the characters in this movie” there are no increase in happiness. The printed edition of this research will be published as well.
“People tend to use tragedy as a way to reflect the importance of relationships in their own personal lives, their own measure of luck,” said Knobloch-Westerwick.
This, he says, “Helps explain why tragic stories are so popular amongst audiences, despite that the movies causes grief.”
So, it is good for your mind and soul to watch sad movies in the theaters or on the television. But people should not watch television too much because of its bad effects for our health. It was even previously known that watching tv two hours a day can speed up death.Recent search: sad movie watch, watching a movieTagged with: sad movie people happy, sad movies, sad movies cause happiness, sad movies makes people happier, watch sad movies, watch sad movies makes people happier,