Movies

The Psychology Behind “Barbenheimer”

The Pink and the Black. Two very different movies, same release day. An online phenomenon was born. “Barbenheimer” is the term created by internet users to label the rivalry between Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, both released on July 21st. A bubbly comedy versus a dark biopic. Barbie’s pink world versus the darkness created by Oppenheimer’s atomic bomb. Opposites …

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Contrary to Widespread Perception, Horror Fans are not Less Empathetic or Compassionate, New Study Shows

Go ahead, give Annabelle a hug. Whether we’re talking about books or movies, fans of the horror genre are widely perceived as less empathetic and compassionate than non-horror fans. This is because of the nature of the content they consume. Horror films often portray violence and gore, which many thought could potentially desensitize viewers to …

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