General Occurrence of Stressful Reactions to Commercial Motion Pictures and Elements in Films Subjectively Identified as Stressors

  title={General Occurrence of Stressful Reactions to Commercial Motion Pictures and Elements in Films Subjectively Identified as Stressors},
  author={B R Johnson},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={775 - 786}
  • B. R. Johnson
  • Published 1 December 1980
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
By using a survey interview, two adult populations (n = 53 and 72) were randomly sampled to determine how common it is for theatrical motion pictures to produce clinically significant stress-type reactions. A special questionnaire was prepared to gather data that would, among other things, determine whether or not a subject had been disturbed by a film and what that person's emotional and behavioral reactions were when they indicated that they were disturbed. There were three hypotheses: (1) At… 

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