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From: Journal and Courier Lafayette

Spoiler alert: Learning ending might not ruin stories after all

Journal and Courier Lafayette:

Jessica Simms of West Lafayette goes out of her way to avoid hearing or reading spoilers.

“I love getting through a story and not knowing what is going to happen at the end,” said the 23-year-old. “It’s really annoying when you come across (a spoiler) or someone tries to ruin it for you.”

However, there’s no need to plug your ears, change the channel or cut someone off to avoid hearing a spoiler, according to a new psychology study.

Contrary to public opinion, hearing spoilers — learning the ending of a story — doesn’t actually ruin the experience for the reader. In fact, it makes the experience more enjoyable.

Read the whole story: Journal and Courier Lafayette

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