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Allie Reaves Chesapeake Bay Governors School Glenns Campus Something to ponder How does the body react physically and emotionally to fear What do we enjoy about watching horror movies Speculations ID: 738187 Download Presentation

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The Physical and Emotional Effects that Horror Movies have on Humans

Allie ReavesChesapeake Bay Governor’s School Glenns CampusSlide2

Something to ponder

How does the body react physically and emotionally to fear?What do we enjoy about watching horror movies?Slide3

Speculations

Human Nature:Munera

and Venatio Shows in Roman ColiseumPhysical Reactions:Laughter (Halloween, Horror Novels, Share Scary Stories)AdrenalineSlide4

Speculations

Not all enjoy being scared:Triggers Memories

Human InstinctsLearn about the “enemy”Slide5

Project

Survey used to see if movie triggered reactionBefore, during and after the movie feelings and heart beats per minute

Increased heart rate means adrenaline has rushed through the bodySlide6

Hypotheses and Variables

With respect to the mean emotional reactions to the movie:H

o= Scary movies will have no effect on human emotions.Ha= Scary movies will affect human emotions by their reactions toward to the movie.With respect to the mean physical reactions to the movie:Ho

= Scary movies will have no physical effect on the human heart rate.

H

a

= Scary movies will make humans react physically through a changed heat rate

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Variables

Independent: chosen

movies

and pause times

Dependent: resulting number of heartbeats and feelingsSlide7

Materials

Movies within the acceptable genresStopwatch

Survey and pencil

“Before” section

“After” section

“During” sectionSlide8

Method

Before:Record heartbeat and feeling

Fill out “before” section in surveyDuring:Pause movie after 60 minutesRecord heartbeat and feelingContinue movieAfter:Record heartbeat and feelingFill out “after” section in survey

“After” sectionSlide9

resultsSlide10

results

Average Heartbeat of ages 0-20:

p-value=0.5

Average Heartbeat of ages 21+

p-value= 0.8Slide11

Conclusion and other studies

The null hypotheses can be rejected.

As people watch scary movies, depending on their mood, their heart rate will either increase or decrease.Other studies:Computer ProgramsTest cases like this one but with 182 people and 40 different horror filmsWays to make this project better:Group Session (witness and record)

Reduce the amount of questions (some were irrelevant)Slide12

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Mrs. Beam, Mr. Freedman, Ms. Luek, and Mrs. Pettyjohn

for helping me with my project. I would also like to thank my family and friends as well as the students of CBGS for their help and support of my project.Slide13

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