Here’s another excuse to binge on Netflix tonight – apparently, watching TV makes you a better person. That’s the surprising results from a study published by Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts recently.
But as with all good things, there’s a catch – the type of TV you watch matters.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for your trashy reality TV addiction – so no more Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Participants were shown 36 pairs of eyes, and had to describe which emotion each pair was showing. The people who had watched the drama fared far better.
According to the researchers, “These results suggest that film narratives, as well as written narratives, may facilitate the understanding of others’ minds.”
In other words? TV actually IS good for us, and will make you a better human.
I wonder if The Bachelor counts…
What’s your favourite TV show at the moment?
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