Story spoilers don’t spoil stories (Leavitt & Christenfeld, 2011)

I came across this two-page article by Jonathan Leavitt and Nicholas Christenfeld (University of California, San Diego). The article published in Psychological Science is an experiment that examined how spoilers might affect readers`enjoyment of novels. I thought how it would relate to videogame narratives and a good thing that Scott Juster over at PopMatters wrote about it. So read his blog post and comment.

Leavitt, J. D., & Christenfeld, N. J. (2011). Story spoilers don’t spoil stories. Psychological science . URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797611417007

One thought on “Story spoilers don’t spoil stories (Leavitt & Christenfeld, 2011)

  1. The idea that spoilers don’t spoil stories is semantic. I think the gap in comprehension is that knowledge of what happens doesn’t actually make a story not worth watching, however being spoiled can make it drastically less enjoyable.

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