Spoiler Alert: Spoilers May Not Be That Bad

NPR:

When you check social media and you’re not caught up on your favorite TV show, say, you never know when you might encounter a spoiler. Somebody on Twitter, some blog says too much about what happened in a plot line. My big spoiler moment came when I saw a post about a death on “Downton Abbey” and I thought that everything was just ruined. But is it really that bad when this happens?

Spoilers have become enough of a preoccupation for a university to study them. Psychology professor Nicholas Christenfeld is at the University of California, San Diego. He examined what effect spoilers have on people’s enjoyment of stories.

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