Story Spoilers Don’t Spoil Stories

  title={Story Spoilers Don’t Spoil Stories},
  author={Jonathan D. Leavitt and Nicholas Christenfeld},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1152 - 1154}
>> Stories are a universal element of human culture, the backbone of the billion-dollar entertainment industry, and the medium through which religion and societal values are transmitted. The enjoyment of fiction through books, television, and movies may depend, in part, on the psychological experience of suspense. Spoilers give away endings before stories begin, and may thereby diminish suspense and impair enjoyment; indeed, as the term suggests, readers go to considerable lengths to avoid… 

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